Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dear Sean, We Need to Talk

 Nominated by Saveur! 3000 plus words—turn back now or read until the end…grab coffee now. I have to have a conversation with chef Sean Brock.  Sean, I hope you’re reading this.  Immediately.  Things have gotten out of hand in the discourse … Continue reading

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How Gullah Cuisine Has Transformed Charleston Dining – Eater

http://www.eater.com/2016/3/22/11264104/gullah-food-charleston Please enjoy this incredibly well written piece by Hillary Dixler synthesizing so many elements of the stories, struggles and triumphs of the Gullah-Geechee presence in the culinary scene of Charleston and beyond. Me and my good friend master Gullah … Continue reading

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Tracing Family Roots Through Food With Michael Twitty – The Kojo Nnamdi Show

https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2016-03-09/tracing-family-roots-through-food-with-michael-twitty I had a great time today with the one and only Kojo Nnamdi of DC’s NPR affiliate, WAMU 88.5.  We discussed my new forthcoming book The Cooking Gene on his renowned program where Wednesdays are food days! We talked … Continue reading

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#WorldBookDay Pre-Order The Cooking Gene today

  On November 8, 2016, HarperCollins will release my first book:  The Cooking Gene:  A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South.     RACE.  We are fascinated by it and imprisoned by it, frustrated by it … Continue reading

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Outsourcses: Setting the Table with Michael Twitty – Food, History, and Sexual Identity in the South | KGNU News

http://news.kgnu.org/2016/02/outsourcses-michael-twitty-food-history-and-sexual-identity-in-the-south/ I have rarely had the opportunity to do in person radio interviews that significantly involve or incorporate my identity as an openly gay man and discuss how lgbt issues impact my work. Well, here she goes! I sat down … Continue reading

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