Category Archives: Cultural Politics

In Response to Justin’s Query: Not a Sermon, Just a Fact-Check

So here at http://www.Afroculinaria.com we love debate.  We love respectful discussion and I believe that’s what I got from a reader named Justin.  In response to my post of Oldway’s African Heritage Pyramid and ingredients suggestion list, Justin gave this … Continue reading

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Don’t Come for Me Unless I Send For You…

​You wish I was just a “folk historian….” I am not a “folk historian”..There are scholars of folklore and they do beautiful work, but when you say “folk historian,” with no hyperlinks to my work or further background your dismissive, … Continue reading

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How Corn Shaped the Black Culinary Experience/Southern Foodways Alliance 2016.

http://www.southernfoodways.org/black-corn/?platform=hootsuite My presentation at the Southern Foodways Alliance 2016 on corn and the story of the African Diaspora and American slavery. Please enjoy and share! WARNING…I have NO CHILL IN THIS TALK.

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Watch “Gastronomy and the social justice reality of food | Michael Twitty” on YouTube/My TED talk!

My #TED talk is up, watch it here! I’ve waited a long time for this, and I hope you enjoy it as much I shivered doing it 🙂 feel free to share far and wide!

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African Ancestry Radio Debut

Chef Carla Hall (Top Chef, The Chew)  and I were the first guests on African Ancestry Radio on Sirius XM! She’s awesome. She had her father’s African roots revealed on air. She is from the Bubi people of Equatorial Guinea … Continue reading

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This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food : The Salt : NPR

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/01/496104487/this-historian-wants-you-to-know-the-real-story-of-southern-food This just came out on Morning Edition on NPR. My friend, reporter Erika Beras interviewed me on top of Jefferson’s mountain after my Mulberry Row presentation at the 10th annual Heritage Harvest Festival.  95 degrees in period clothing-owww! Enjoy!! … Continue reading

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Saveur Blog Awards Was a Blast!

So…this happened too… As many of you know I was nominated for the category of Food and Culture Blog. 30,000 nominations across a dozen or so categories were whittled down to just a handful, and of 6 total finalists, your … Continue reading

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