Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cooking like its 1619…Angola

Arrival of first Africans subject of program Angola to Jamestown: JAMESTOWN — On Saturday, August 4, Michael W. Twitty, a recognized culinary historian and living history interpreter, will present on-going programs on historic African-American food and folk culture from 10:a.m. to … Continue reading

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In Case You Haven’t Seen It…

The loss of the “Queen of Soul Food” is a poignant moment in American and African American culinary history. I was invited by Eatocracy to share some thoughts on the meaning of her life and legacy. Please feel free to … Continue reading

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The Colonial Roots of Southern Barbecue: Re-Creating the Birth of An American Culinary Staple

 I appreciate the professional involvement, comradeship and compensation given me by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and its staff,  however I am speaking for myself and not the Foundation nor its staff and specialists.  The scholarly conclusions and viewpoints are my own … Continue reading

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Thanks Online Athens!

Special thanks to Andre Gallant for a great article, connecting me with my roots in Athens, and being a grand guide to a very special place in Southern life and culture! http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-07-05/historian-urges-black-gardeners-dig-their-roots And special thanks to Weaver D’s (pictures to … Continue reading

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Come See More Than Slaves!

“More Than Slaves” African American Programming at Colonial Williamsburg July 7 – 8 “More Than Slaves,” Colonial Williamsburg’s special programming, July 6-8, depicts the inspiring stories of a people actively seizing opportunities to change their circumstances. During the American Revolution, … Continue reading

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