Category Archives: Cultural Politics

Amazing Grace and Sean Brock 

Dear Sean, Ever since our one on one phone call, I’ve received a lot of questions about the content of our conversation.  You were up front with me at the time about a few issues in your life causing you … Continue reading

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National Soul Food Month Message: Why You Should Buy The Cooking Gene.

The Cooking Gene is not a cookbook but it does have treasured family recipes and reconstructed recipes from history. The Cooking Gene is not a diatribe on race and food nor is it about how you have to be Black to be a … Continue reading

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It’s #DeenDay please help me get the word out about The Cooking Gene on Twitter

If you’re on Twitter, help me celebrate #DeenDay by helping me to get this tweet retweeted 1,619 times. Today 4 years ago, I wrote my Open Letter to Paula Deen that changed my life and career for the good. Because of the … Continue reading

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Kirkus review of The Cooking Gene is in!

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/michael-w-twitty/the-cooking-gene/ Just wanted to put everybody on notice that the good reviews keep coming in. Today was a good day in the life of The Cooking Gene. I got word from Ted Lee that the Kirkus Review had issued its response to … Continue reading

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Chef Michael Twitty Teaches History and Nurtures Harmony with Every Meal | @BCBSNC

http://blog.bcbsnc.com/2017/05/chef-michael-twitty-teaches-history-nurtures-harmony-every-meal/ Cool interview. Really enjoyed it. Enjoy!

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Kosher Soul Food Feeds Truth to History | Atlanta Jewish Times

http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/kosher-soul-food-feeds-truth-to-history/ I love this piece. It was written by a fellow Jew of color and it shows! I felt authentically represented in my full self. Yay!

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What is The Cooking Gene?

RACE.  We are fascinated by it and imprisoned by it, frustrated by it and endlessly debating its meaning.  Since 1492, few issues have complicated the human journey like the way we have braided categories of color, character, creed and class … Continue reading

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