Category Archives: Publications

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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The African Heritage Food Pyramid

I want to start Black History Month off right, sharing with you the Oldways African Heritage Food Pyramid. Oldways has worked the past few years to create content that gears communities of color toward better eating habits and health patterns … Continue reading

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Don’t Come for Me Unless I Send For You…

​You wish I was just a “folk historian….” I am not a “folk historian”..There are scholars of folklore and they do beautiful work, but when you say “folk historian,” with no hyperlinks to my work or further background your dismissive, … Continue reading

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Michael Twitty Will Become a Culinary Star in 2017 | | Observer

http://observer.com/2017/01/michael-twitty-book-culinary-star/ This piece by David Wallis is here to highlight my forthcoming book, The Cooking Gene. (August 2017, HarperCollins). I’m frank and confessional in this interview and what can I say, I’m just me. Enjoy.

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And then this happened…

If you aren’t already familiar with TasteTalks make yourself familiar. It’s an amazing food site with tons of content that encompasses all of what the food world has to offer, from signature foods to weird foods from culinary masters to up and coming … 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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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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