Category Archives: Food and Slavery

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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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

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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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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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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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Guess Who’s Coming to the Culinary Institute of America?

Very pleased to report my upcoming visit to the Culinary Institute of America this week! Click on this: http://enthusiasts.ciachef.edu/dooley-lecture-series/ to learn more! The subject of the talk is becoming an 18th and 19th century Black chef. I’ll be giving an … Continue reading

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Watch “REVEAL – Michael Twitty” on YouTube

My African Ancestry reveal video. From a synagogue to a historic plantation.  All parts of myself.

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Ani DiFranco: She Ain’t Whistling Dixie

Another flashpoint. Singer and beloved musician Ani DiFranco has cancelled an artists retreat at a historic plantation–a tourist site–Nottoway Plantation, in White Castle, LA; on the River Road.  People are still angry, confused.  She’s all about social justice, a feminist … Continue reading

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