Category Archives: Jewish Stuff

Kippah-ed While Black: KWB- A Monthly Opinion Column in the Forward

If you don’t know, now you know I’m writing a monthly column for The Forward entitled, Kippah-ed While Black. It’s intention is to draw attention to issues in the lives of African American Jews, through my lens. The first piece is on … Continue reading

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Happy Rosh Hoshanah/5777!

http://myjewishdetroit.org/2016/09/michael-twitty-a-kosher-soul/ I’m probably praying right now, but enjoy this piece by Vivian Henoch about my journey from My Jewish Detroit, it even has a link to a recipe.  Happy New Year to my fellow Jews and to all Muslim friends everywhere … Continue reading

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Ole Missus vs. Mammy?: Who Owns Southern Food?

https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/ole-missus-vs-mammy-who-owns-southern-food I want to thank my editor at VICE Media’s food focused Munchies site, Matt Zuras and editor-in-chief Helen Hollyman for their incredible faith in my ability to take on a response to the piece “Edna Lewis and the Mythology … Continue reading

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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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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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#GivingDecember special: The (Non-Jewish) Black Person’s Guide to Surviving Hannukah

#GivingDecember is traditionally for non-profits, but it’s a time when the little guy like me has to make a plea too. Let me share an email with you I just received today: “​Mr.​T​witty my name is Malik and I would … Continue reading

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Bringing Soul to Your Rosh Hashanah | The Weiser Kitchen

http://theweiserkitchen.com/bringing-soul-to-your-rosh-hashanah/ I am honored to share this guest blog post on The Weiser Kitchen!  It’s Rosh Hoshanah time! Here’s a great recipe for black eyed pea hummus.  Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite: ” Black-eyed peas are a traditional … Continue reading

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