A Photo Essay: The Best of 2012 at Afroculinaria Part One

With Andrew Zimmern after taping part of Bizarre Foods America Washington DC

With Andrew Zimmern after taping part of Bizarre Foods America Washington DC

 

 

Meeting James Meredith, Activist, Teacher, Elder who Integrated the University of Mississippi

Meeting James Meredith, Activist, Teacher, Elder who Integrated the University of Mississippi

 

With Dr. Henry Louis Gates wrapping up taping of part of Many Rivers to Cross

With Dr. Henry Louis Gates wrapping up taping of part of Many Rivers to Cross

 

Lunch with Chef Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant New Orleans

Lunch with Chef Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant New Orleans

Beginning my Colonial Afro-Virginian Barbecue Experiment, Colonial Williamsburg

Beginning my Colonial Afro-Virginian Barbecue Experiment, Colonial Williamsburg with the incomparable Mr. Robert Watson

Cutting the Cue

Cutting the Cue

IMG_4106Working in the tobaccco field, Colonial Williamsburg

 

Picking Cotton, Chippokes Plantation State Park, VA

Picking Cotton, Chippokes Plantation State Park, VA

In the Rice Field, SC

In the Rice Field, SC

Standing in front of a Sugarcane field, LA, Evergreen Plantation

Standing in front of a Sugarcane field, LA, Evergreen Plantation

 

 

 

 

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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.
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4 Responses to A Photo Essay: The Best of 2012 at Afroculinaria Part One

  1. dangermond says:

    Ah, so you’ve been to New Orleans and you’ve met Ms. Leah. Well I hope there was some part of it that wetted your appetite to come back.

  2. LeeAnne Tetrault says:

    Absolutely love reading your writing. I was so tickled to see James Meredith my Mom wrote him a registered letter back in the day when he stepped up in to Mississippi history at the University. We’re white, but took so much inspiration and were in such awe of gentlemen such as Mr. Meredith who risked everything put himself all on the line to reach a goal that needed to be reached. I have his signature saved still to this day and when I look at it, think of my forthright thinking Mom and Dad who raised me to respect and always support those who are in the biggest fights to get respect and reach goals that build our country and elevate our lives and build our future. Really do enjoy all that you put out there Mr. Twitty it’s so fun in that it combines my favorite endeavors, history and foodie interests keep on keeping on, won’t ya! Luv it all. Hope I can catch a event of yours somewhere soon. There’s so much you’ve put out there to read and recommend. Though I’m from upstate NY, have lived in central Virginia for approx. 40 years, though I’ll never be “allowed” the moniker of a Southerner, ya know how that goes, eh? I do dearly love where I live and explore the foodways hereabouts to the upteenth. I have so often said to friends, neighbors, the real history of “southern hospitality” and graciousness and delicious foodways was first and foremost due to the influence (even though never documented Edna Lewis addressed that once, by saying African heritaged cooks could never “own” their recipes as they didn’t get to own themselves right?) of Africans. Africans were gracious and shared hospitality within the villages and amongst friends and neighbors they’d been taken from, so it was a part of their being to be always thinking of others, caretakers, providers of well prepared meals, with fresh ingredients. So as you demonstrate histories of all from the South I do so enjoy seeing the past being brought up to definitions, great pics too. Okay doke hope you are finding the next great spot to share with us all so looking forward to seeing it. Best regards Lee Anne Tetrault Powhatan VA

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