Category Archives: Food and Slavery

In Honor of National Soul Food Month: The Roots of Soul

It’s National Soul Food Month. Yes there is such a thing! I thought I might take you on a tour of one of the sources of soul, the early Chesapeake. I’ve written frequently about the Chesapeake being the first “Creole … Continue reading

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Poplar Forest cooking event focuses on food, culture of enslaved community – News – Lynchburg, Virginia Area – The News & Advance

http://m.newsadvance.com/news/local/poplar-forest-cooking-event-focuses-on-food-culture-of-enslaved/article_b3b00f04-0740-11e5-be9f-8b8847507fd5.html?mode=jqm

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Spring Drive on Afroculinaria April 27-May 7

Spring Drive at http://www.Afroculinaria.com. Drive will last from April 27-May 7. PLEASE consider contributing 5$ or more to our supply and research fund through the PayPal donate button on the corner of the page. Because of your generosity in the … Continue reading

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Dillard’s free Creole culinary conference is Thursday, April 16 | NOLA.com

http://www.nola.com/food/index.ssf/2015/04/free_day_of_creole_culinary_co.html. Come see me at Dillard, April 16, 2015! “The African Roots of Creole Cuisine.”

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The African Roots of Mississippi Foodways

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Southern Foodways Alliance present Michael W. Twitty “The Evolution of African Foodways in the Most Southern Place on Earth: Colonial and Antebellum Mississippi” WHEN: April 8th 2015 @ 7:00 PM … Continue reading

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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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