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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.

The MADFeed — Nyapo’s Garden and the Terroir of MemoryMichael…

http://madfeed.co/post/82287098089/michael-twitty-mad-terroir-of-memory A few months ago I was asked to do a piece for the MAD food blog by Gabe Ulla and Rene Redzepi…yes that Rene: ..a piece about culinary justice in action. Here you can read about how one very … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Passover With A Strictly Biblical Flavor

http://m.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/passover-with-a-strictly-biblical-flavor/2014/04/07/f6893c04-b531-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html Special thanks to Rhea Yablon Kennedy for a fantastic sampling in the Washington Post and a for a great adaptation of my Barbecue Lamb Rub.  The tested recipe shot looks beautiful!! Happy Pesach!

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Culinary historian explores culture, heritage through food | GoUpstate.com

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140403/ARTICLES/140409905/1088/sports?Title=Culinary-historian-explores-culture-heritage-through-food

Posted in African American Food History, African Food Culture, Diaspora Food Culture, Events and Appearances, Food and Slavery, Food Philosophy at Afroculinaria, Heirloom Gardening/Heritage Breeds and Wildcrafting, Scholars, Elders and Wise Folk, The Cooking Gene | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boston College Visit March 18, 2014

I am going to Boston next weekend in preparation for a presentation at Boston College! If you are in Boston on Tuesday, March 18th, come to the Walsh Hall Function Room for Dining From a Haunted Plate: Becoming an 18th/19th … Continue reading

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12 Years A Slave: Why I’m Glad it Won Best Picture

12 Years A Slave: Why I’m Glad it Won Best Picture    “Joyce is right about history being a nightmare –but it may be the nightmare from which no one can awaken.  People are trapped in history and history is … Continue reading

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Culinary historian Michael Twitty visits Purdue | WISHTV.com

My appearance on WISH Indianapolis w master chef Chef Conway of the John Perdue Room. Continue reading

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Afro-Texan Culinary Connections (podcast) – Field and Feast

http://www.fieldandfeast.com/featured-articles/afro-texan-culinary-connection-podcast/ Special thanks to Cecilia Nasti for nabbing me for an interview while I was in Texas!  It was an honor to be interviewed by such a treasure to the state’s food culture and dialogue. Lets keep the fire going!

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Michael Twitty: Keeping Culinary Traditions Alive – Cuisine Noir Magazine

http://www.cuisinenoirmag.com/the-latest-scoop/michael-twitty-keeping-culinary-traditions-alive

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Virginia Conversations: Afro-Cuisine | Virginia Public Radio

http://virginiapublicradio.org/2014/02/07/virginia-conversations-afro-cuisine/ Today’s Virginia Conversations, for Black History Month a discussion on African Virginian foodways. ENJOY! 

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The Antebellum Chef in Texas : TMBBQ

BBQ, Texas, barbecue, antebellum, Daniel Vaughn Continue reading

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