Category Archives: Food and Slavery

Stories for Passover About Slavery, Freedom, Family…and Lice – Tablet Magazine

http://tabletmag.com/podcasts/189405/vox-passover-stories My contribution among others to a special podcast via Tablet on Passover, as well as a recipe for Berbere seasoned brisket, which I’ll be making this Pesach! Special thanks to Julie Subrin for inviting me to participate.

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‘Kiss me, I’m Irish’ took on a new meaning when DNA proved that I was | Michael Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/17/irish-african-american-dna-tests?CMP=share_btn_tw&utm_content=bufferad2eb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Happy #StPatricksDay !

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Talking ‘Southern Discomfort': Foodcast with Michael Twitty | MUNCHIES

http://munchies.vice.com/videos/talking-southern-discomfort-foodcast-with-michael-twitty The podcast prequel to the article.. enjoy and feel free to share–it’s free and it helps spread the message!  Take a listen and a watch! Special thanks again to Helen Hollyman!

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Mouth Full Of South: The Black Culinary Historian Who Recreates the Antebellum Kitchen | MUNCHIES

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/mouth-full-of-south?utm_source=munchiestwitterus Fresh off the pages of Vice!!–both print and blog media. Many thanks to Helen Hollyman, Mike Moore, Elliott Moss and the great Jeff Bannister and the people of Asheville, North Carolina! Feel free to share!

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Wild Game Butchering The Way Our Ancestors Did in Plantation Days

I asked my colleague Chef Harold Caldwell to write about the process of butchering wild game in the colonial and antebellum periods.  This is a real treat full of detail about how our Ancestors survived. Our forefathers and foremothers made … Continue reading

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Speaking of Virginia Food History. .

Virginia was a huge colony then commonwealth that played, with its neighbor Maryland, an extraordinary role in the development of proto – Southern cuisine.  Long before the Carolina-Georgia Lowcountry and Lower Mississippi Valley, the foodways of the Chesapeake,  Tidewater, Piedmont, … Continue reading

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The Best Quote in Virginia Food History

I am not prepared to dispute these points, but I am tolerably certain that a few other things besides bacon and greens are required to make a true Virginian. He must, of course, begin on pot-liquor, and keep it up … Continue reading

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