Author Archives: michaelwtwitty

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.

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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Journeys in the Upper South: A Photo Essay

As I officially begin to work on The Cooking Gene, I have begun to travel the South again in search of bits and pieces from the world of my Ancestors.  I am ever amazed and grateful for the journey and … Continue reading

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Sorghum Chicken Wings for Rosh Hoshanah

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/blog/jewish-and/2014/09/09/an-afro-ashkefardi-recipe-for-rosh-hashana/ Sorghum boiling away in Tennessee

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In Lexington, Kentucky September 8th? Come See Me! Kosher/Soul!

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Blogging While Black: Yeah, It’s a Thing.

Originally posted on Coffee Shop Rabbi:
 :לֹא תַעֲמֹד עַל-דַּם רֵעֶךָ Do not stand upon the blood of your neighbor. – Lev. 19:16 Yesterday, I posted a link to a blog post by Michael W. Twitty from Afroculinaria.com. He titled it #Ferguson:…

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#Ferguson : My Thoughts on an American Flashpoint

“…It was the corroboration of their worth and their power that they wanted, and not the corpse, still less the staining blood.”  James Baldwin, “To Be Baptized,” from No Name in the Street, 1972 I have been asked by many … Continue reading

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