Hello, so for all those who were ready for a ride–and saw me disappear for several months here’s a recap before I get back to blogging:

  • My Mom had to undergo bypass surgery and as the only son that’s been rough to deal with/take care of…she’s okay but it has not been easy.
  • I have not been able to gather the troops as in years past to get presentations booked and do my usual gigs teaching, speaking, etc. thanks to a blend of organizational politics, the recession, and the unchanging nature of some Southern plantation museums.  So its been a hard summer.  I’m teaching again and about to launch a kickstarter for a somewhat related personal project–so trying to bring all the parts together again!  Here are some teaser shots of whats to come:

So, the garden results are in…the early potato crop was delicious…I may not have been presenting, but on occasion–I ate well!  Thank you JFW for great shots!

I did get my cymlings this year 🙂

My friend William Woys Weaver contemplates his garden…

And then the tomatoes kept coming….and the peppers and later the okra…

And the beans—-and I got my revenge with smoked turkey and one of my few red onions…

Then came a Thai meets African/African American meal—Beef with Peanut Sauce, Thai style coleslaw with fish sauce, hot pepper–Fish pepper 🙂 and stir fried collard greens

And I learned about how much I would enjoy eating my own fresh greens in a salad!

Stay tuned…

oh yeah I almost forgot:

Cupcakes in Philly from Philadelphia Cupcake:

I had the chocolate chip and Jewish apple cake; the shiny glitter covered cupcake was my friend’s they call it the King-and yes that’s bacon….and chocolate…

We have a lot to talk about….


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.
This entry was posted in Events and Appearances, Scholars, Elders and Wise Folk and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to I’M BACK!

  1. Erica Smith says:

    So glad you’re back! Thai-style coleslaw, hm??

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s