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About michaelwtwitty

I am a Judaics teacher and Culinary Historian focusing on the foodways of Africa, enslaved African Americans, African America and the African and Jewish diasporas.

Karen Hess: Food historian, caustic critic of American food scene – Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/food/sc-food-1212-giants-hess-20141208-story.html.  Here’s my little quote in a story by Bill Daley on the legacy of Karen Hess.

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My Master Dry Brine Recipe for #Giving Tuesday

Hey Everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the HUGE upswing in followers on social media and the increasing number of subscribers to Afroculinaria.  I would like to thank you by sharing my master … Continue reading

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Americans love the Thanksgiving myth. But food folklore masks a painful reality | Michael W Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/24/americans-thanksgiving-myth-food-folklore?CMP=share_btn_tw Enjoy this piece I wrote for TheGuardian.com on the subject of Thanksgiving. Remember to appreciate the small moments long forgotten over the sweeping myths floating around. It’s time to take out the idea of “contribution” and replace it with … Continue reading

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Michael Twitty on culinary justice – video | Membership | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/membership/video/2014/oct/27/michael-twitty-on-culinary-justice-video Special thanks to John Mulholland and the Observer for inviting me to an incredible event!

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Thug Kitchen: It’s not just about aping and appropriation, it’s about privilege

  I’m writing to you from “the most Southern place on earth,” the state of Mississippi in the midst of the cotton picking season.  I am sleeping in a house that was built 160 years ago, looking out a window … Continue reading

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My Eater Piece!

Your favorite food interest site and mine, Eater.com has just relaunched with a really hopeful, insightful and mission – oriented set of responses to questions about how food can change the world, and about the future of food and where … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah is time for sweetening the new year – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2014/09/18/Rosh-Hashanah-is-time-for-sweetening-the-new-year/stories/201409180012 Just a little quote from me about Rosh Hashanah 2014. Everything sweet is a different kind of sweet, a different flavor and savor. Just as we appreciate different kinds of sweetness we should appreciate different blessings for what they … Continue reading

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