Category Archives: African American Food History

‘Cooking Gene’ Follows History of Food, Family | Atlanta Jewish Times

http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/cooking-gene-follows-history-of-food-family/ Some people just get it.  I don’t know what to say other than you’re welcome. 😊✡Shana Tovah U’metukah! Have a happy and sweet New Year, filled with happiness and joy.  It’s been a swirling two days….time to rest before … Continue reading

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The Work, a Photo Essay

Those hot rolls come from a place of love. And I can enjoy them with friends in ways the past never allowed. Soft shelled crabs are a food I don’t indulge in but it’s a challenge to make new local … Continue reading

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AJC Decatur Book Festival | The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/594b2fde81229a5fb60ca5dd Come see me in Atlanta this weekend at the Decatur Book Festival.  I will be signing books! 

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Enjoyed the art in The Cooking Gene? Meet my illustrator, Stephen Crotts!

When you hear people talk about the enmity of white and Black Southerners you need to understand that everyday that paradigm is being challenged by the generations here and to come. When I wanted a dream team of people for … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Review of The Cooking Gene 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/tracing-his-urge-to-cook-through-slavery-and-the-south/2017/08/18/1aeaa6de-6e19-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.9a21def40ce7 This is cool. I pretty much like it and go, aiight.  I guess I’d like to correct a few things. 1. Because of an unscrupulous landlord and some failures on the part of the City of Rockville Code Enforcement … Continue reading

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The Forgotten History of Black Chefs – Eater

https://www.eater.com/2017/8/18/16115524/michael-twitty-cooking-gene-black-culinary-history-ancestry Honored that this selection from THE COOKING GENE appears on Eater 🙂 The love that everyone is showing for this book is amazing and very emotional for me. I am grateful for all of the positive energy and strength from my … Continue reading

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My Response to #Charlottesville 

http://forward.com/food/380133/im-black-jewish-and-gay-and-food-is-my-weapon-against-bigotry/

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