Monthly Archives: March 2013

This Weekend at Bacon’s Castle, Surry, VA

Afro-Atlantic Foodways with Culinary Historian, Michael Twitty 18th and 19th century Southern Afro- Atlantic cuisine, featuring Michael Twitty Saturday, March 30, 2013 Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian, living history interpreter and food writer from the Washington D.C. area.  … Continue reading

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As Requested, Recipes Pulled From Various Parts of the Site

West African Brisket 1 teaspoon of ground ginger 1 tablepoon of paprika 1 teaspoon of coarse black pepper 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of chili powder 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon of kosher salt One 5 pound … Continue reading

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Passover: A Black-Jewish Food Musing

I am a Jew.  Once upon a time people used to scoff at that statement because all they could think about was a Hasidic diamond merchant…because that’s not stereotypical…Others treat me more like a religious guest worker rather than a … Continue reading

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Tweet from Kathryn A Providence (@drzeels)

(@drzeels) tweeted at 4:57 PM on Tue, Mar 19, 2013: @KosherSoul Passover prep has begun. Your West African brisket is in the oven 🙂

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Going to be in Alexandria, Virginia? Come join me!

The Alexandria Black History Museum Presents The Cooking Gene Project with Culinary Historian Michael Twitty Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Admission: $5.00 per session Reservations required. This lecture and discussion is an introductory session for Mr. … Continue reading

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And yet another, Radio EcoShock

My good friend and Radio EcoShock journalist Gerri Williams called me up and asked to interview me for WPFW.  I was happy to be on the same program as esteemed Black urban farmer, K. Rashid Nuri. It was a deep … Continue reading

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Recap: Interview on Hot Grease

Just in case you haven’t heard it yet, the wonderful Nicole Taylor (@foodculturalist) had me and my good friends Tonya Hopkins (@thefoodgriot) and Jackie Gordon (@thedivathatateny) over to the Heritage Radio Network studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn to the last show … Continue reading

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