Category Archives: Diaspora Food Culture

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!  Advertisements

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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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Good Press on Launch Day! THE COOKING GENE, Part 1 August 1, 2017

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/food-historian-reckons-black-roots-southern-food-180964285/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialmedia If you want to check out Smithsonian magazine’s coverage. Or…if you missed this morning’s piece on the NPR show “On Point,” listen here. Its a really great conversation about who “owns” Southern food. Want some recipes? Try this piece from … 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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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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Please Support my Culinary Pilgrimage To Senegal 

https://www.gofundme.com/nb652b-trip-to-africa Today is my 40th birthday and I’m excited to be alive. I want to reverse the Middle Passage. I want to take my life’s work and go on a culinary Pilgrimage to West Africa with www.RootstoGlory.com this June. I need your … Continue reading

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Meet a Afri-Creole Culinary Maven rescuing the food traditions of her heritage: Shawanda Marie (RECIPE!!!)

I met Cheftavist Shawanda Marie at a recent presentation at Virginia Tech. Chef is a living archive of Afri-Creole culture, embodying the values of The Cooking Gene. During this Lenten time, I wanted you to make a traditional of red … Continue reading

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