Category Archives: Diaspora Food Culture

Kosher/Soul Mac and Cheese Kugel

http://theweiserkitchen.com/recipe/koshersouls-mac-cheese-noodle-kugel/ Recipe is in the above link. I love macaroni and cheese and I love kugel.  This original recipe of mine, presented on Tami Weiser’s Weiser Kitchen blog, shows you how to fuse both soul and Ashkenazi Jewish cooking together … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: The Culture of Collards on Vimeo

Enjoy this short film by my friend Aditi Desai featuring me, 3 Part Harmony Farm and City Blossoms DC in an exploration of the heritage of collards and culinary and food justice. I was privileged to see it screened at … Continue reading

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The State of Soul Food in America: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future | First We Feast

http://firstwefeast.com/eat/the-state-of-soul-food-in-america/?utm_campaign=fwf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social This was an amazing review of the contemporary soul food scene edited by Adrian Miller, author of the James Beard Award winning Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine.  I was very happy to participate in yet … Continue reading

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How Gullah Cuisine Has Transformed Charleston Dining – Eater

http://www.eater.com/2016/3/22/11264104/gullah-food-charleston Please enjoy this incredibly well written piece by Hillary Dixler synthesizing so many elements of the stories, struggles and triumphs of the Gullah-Geechee presence in the culinary scene of Charleston and beyond. Me and my good friend master Gullah … Continue reading

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Tracing Family Roots Through Food With Michael Twitty – The Kojo Nnamdi Show

https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2016-03-09/tracing-family-roots-through-food-with-michael-twitty I had a great time today with the one and only Kojo Nnamdi of DC’s NPR affiliate, WAMU 88.5.  We discussed my new forthcoming book The Cooking Gene on his renowned program where Wednesdays are food days! We talked … Continue reading

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Washington Post Food Section Profile

http://wpo.st/9LHC1 I just wanted to share with everyone this fantastic food section profile by Michaele Weissman on the growth of my work. It says a lot about how I got here and what keeps me here.  I want to thank … Continue reading

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Where Food and History Meet: Michael W. Twitty’s Culinary Journey at Afroculinaria | Discover

https://discover.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/afroculinaria/ Hi! I’m waving from Vancouver, Canada where I’m sooo excited to be attending #TED2016 as a new Ted Fellow. If you’re learning about my work for the first time, the above profile link (Thanks Cheri/WordPress!) will catch you up … Continue reading

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