The Cooking Gene made it to the Best Food Books of All Time!!

I’m happy to announce that my book, “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South”, made it to BookAuthority’s Best Food Books of All Time:

BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, and it is a great honor to get this kind of recognition. Thank you for all your support! Please keep buying this book retail (not second hand) so I can keep seending chefs to West Africa from my sales!
The book is available for purchase on Amazon. Buy the paperback brand new! 🙂

BookAuthority Best Food Books of All Time

20 comments on “The Cooking Gene made it to the Best Food Books of All Time

  1. FABulous!!! So richly deserved!

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  2. Well deserved. It’s a literary and culinary masterpiece.

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  3. Carolyn Walker

    Congratulations! We were thrilled to attend your discussion at Monticello;s Heritage Harvest Festival last Saturday. It was #1 on list of things to do and did not disappoint. Love your work and the insights I have gained from it (purchased your autographed book at Montpelier). Keep it coming – I am hungry for more.

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  4. Sandra Morgan

    How wonderful–congratulations! Richly deserved and well done.

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  5. Congratulations, Michael! Cooking Gene sure deserves the accolade.

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  6. Congratulations! I loved your book. Transformative.

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  7. Congratulations! So well deserved.

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  8. Congratulations! That is an amazing outcome and a well-deserved accolade!

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  9. Keith McCormic


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  10. Helen Hunter

    Congratulations! It’s a great book. Classic.

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  11. Sharon Poch

    So happy for you! I love this book and the recognition is well deserved. Best wishes as you continue on you journey. Sincerely, Sharon Poch

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  12. This book is amazing. I got the audio from the local library on overdrive and said, “No. I need to invest my money in this work of art.” And I went on and bought the book. It is for sure a keeper. Brilliant. Thank you for doing this work. I am Yoruba from Nigeria and I feel that after living in the US for almost 40 years, I am just starting to get to the point of appreciating and discovering even more of the connection of West Africa and African Americans. You are simply brilliant. Thank you.

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  13. Very glad that this happened! I was out cleaning up my garden and was thinking of this book

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  14. I am in the midst of your wonderful book right now, and its a mind-blower! I’ve been a chef my entire adult life, and my (on-going) culinary education would never have been complete without having worked with Edna Lewis back when I headed the kitchen at Willow Grove. OMG, the things I learned… And then meeting Leni Sorensen in Charlottesville! I recently moved to Maine from C-Ville, and am sad that I missed your presentation. I wonder if you’ll come north some time. I hope you do. You have a lot of teaching and story-telling yet to do!


    • Also, I’m not on Twitter, but I’d pay 1K for 6 days of hands-on class work w/ you at Williamsburg.


  15. HI! I would like to be in touch asap as I am teaching challah baking this Friday and would like to include you


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