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.  He is the head blogger at and  You can follow him on Twitter @koshersoul and @antebellumchef.  His Facebook fan page is Michael W. Twitty.

Michael W. Twitty is a recognized culinary historian, community scholar, and living history interpreter focusing on historic African American food and folk culture.  He is webmaster of, the first website/blog devoted to the preservation of historic African American foods and foodways.   He has conducted classes and workshops, written curricula and educational programs, giving lectures and performed cooking demonstrations for over 100 groups including the Smithsonian Institution, Colonial Williamsburg, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Library of Congress, and Oxford University’s Symposium on Food and Cookery.  He has been profiled in the Washington Post and interviewed multiple times on NPR including, acclaimed food program The Spendid Table.   He is well known for his expertise in the history and heritage of enslaved African Americans and their foodways and his knowledge of growing African American heirloom crops, open hearth cooking, heritage breed livestock, and wild flora and fauna utilized by enslaved Africans and their descendants.

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Bacon’s Castle, 465 Bacon’s Castle Trail, Surry, Virginia, 23883

Contact 757-357-5976

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