Category Archives: Cultural Politics

Southern Guide to Tashlich

Tashlich is an ancient symbolic ritual among Jews where we scatter crumbs from our pockets into a body of water with fish. As our friends below nibble it’s symbolizes parting ways with our sins. We say a few psalms, make personal … Continue reading

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‘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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“They’re trying to take away our culture. They’re trying to take away our history,” A Wake Up Call From a Twitter Thread

Many of you asked me to put my Twitter thread into a blog post, here it goes. If you want to see where all these words really lead, and want to order my book here is a link. Thank you everyone for your support, appreciation … Continue reading

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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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