Category Archives: Diaspora Food Culture

Twenty One Soul Food “Life Hacks”

Twenty-One Soul Food Life Hacks I am officially joining the Life/Food Hack movement.  Some of these may not seem so “hackish,” but if you guys want more hacks—I promise the next bunch will be more hackish.  Hacks usually use common … Continue reading

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OKRACAST: The Resurrection of the Fish Pepper | Southern Foodways Alliance

http://www.southernfoodways.org/okracast-the-resurrection-of-the-fish-pepper/ Special thanks to the Southern Foodways Alliance by way of Tina Antolini for a great interview with myself, William Woys Weaver, Denzel Mitchell and Spike Gjerde on the fish pepper and bringing it back to life in the Chesapeake … Continue reading

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Culinary Historian Michael Twitty On The Politics & Power Of Food » Arts & Life » OPB

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Southern Discomfort & “The Cooking Gene” | New Haven Independent

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/cooking_his_way_to_the_past/ A really fantastic write up of the talk I delivered on June 18 at Yale University for the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. I’m very proud to have participated in such a fantastic,  positive and necessary endeavor.  The … Continue reading

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Barbecue vs. Cookouts: What Does Race Have to Do With the Terminology? – The Root

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/06/barbecue_vs_cookouts_what_does_race_have_to_do_with_the_terminology.1.html This was a really quick interview I recently did with Janee Desmond-Harris (@jdesmondharris) of TheRoot.com; @TheRoot.   Her column Race Manners is fascinating and we had a lot of fun talking history, culture and community. Black men cooked for barbecues … Continue reading

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Tasting the past: Michael Twitty teaches history, equality and grace through food | Mountain Xpress

http://mountainx.com/uncategorized/tasting-the-past-michael-twitty-teaches-history-equality-and-grace-through-food/ A great write up on the dinner with Mike Moore and Elliott Moss from my friend Asheville food writer, Jonathan Ammons.  

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Shavuot Is Coming–Look Hungry! A KosherSoul approach…

So you’ve probably heard of Hannukah, Passover, Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur.  Well on the evening of June 3rd through the evening of June 5th, I will be celebrating the Jewish holiday of SHAVUOT (SHAH-VOO-OH-T) If you’re Ashkenazi your grandparents … Continue reading

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These Southern Things: A Recap

  Mike Moore is the best.  (And his family recipe for cucumber salad is killer.) That’s not really the thesis of this blog post, but it has to be said. Mike, chef-proprietor of Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder in Asheville, … Continue reading

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From Parts Unknown to The Cooking Gene: An Engraved Annoucement

So if you were watching Anthony Bourdain’s acclaimed CNN program Parts Unknown on Sunday, May 18th, you caught this exchange between Bourdain and the head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, John T. Edge.  The dialogue between them was so revolutionary … Continue reading

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Leftover Couscous Salad

Couscous is one of my favorite foods.  I didn’t eat much of it until I became part of Sephardic Jewish culture, but couscous is part and parcel of the traditional diet of North/West Africa where it can be breakfast, lunch … Continue reading

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