Category Archives: Recipes

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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Watch “Food of the Enslaved: Akara” on YouTube

I loved partnering with Jason Townsend&Sons, my favorite historic clothier and provider of historic goods to produce a few videos for their wildly popular You Tube series on cooking in the 18th century, depicting the influence of enslaved Africans and African Americans … Continue reading

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IWatch “Food of the Enslaved: Barbecue” on YouTube

I loved partnering with Jason Townsend&Sons, my favorite historic clothier and provider of historic goods to produce a few videos for their wildly popular You Tube series on cooking in the 18th century, depicting the influence of enslaved Africans and African Americans … Continue reading

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Make this for your Valentine, You will get some Loving: Caramel/Sea Salt, Sour Cream/Cream Cheese Pound Cake

​Caramel/Sea Salt Glazed Sour-Cream/Cream Cheese Pound  Cake (I’m more a of a cook than a baker but this is pretty damn good…) 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 1/2 cups butter, I prefer unsalted… 1 cup of sour cream … Continue reading

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Watch “Food of the Enslaved: Okra Soup” on YouTube

I loved partnering with Jason Townsend&Sons, my favorite historic clothier and provider of historic goods to produce a few videos for their wildly popular You Tube series on cooking in the 18th century, depicting the influence of enslaved Africans and African Americans … 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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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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