Category Archives: The Cooking Gene

Enjoyed the art in The Cooking Gene? Meet my illustrator, Stephen Crotts!

When you hear people talk about the enmity of white and Black Southerners you need to understand that everyday that paradigm is being challenged by the generations here and to come. When I wanted a dream team of people for … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Review of The Cooking GeneĀ 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/tracing-his-urge-to-cook-through-slavery-and-the-south/2017/08/18/1aeaa6de-6e19-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.9a21def40ce7 This is cool. I pretty much like it and go, aiight.  I guess I’d like to correct a few things. 1. Because of an unscrupulous landlord and some failures on the part of the City of Rockville Code Enforcement … Continue reading

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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 šŸ™‚ 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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My Response to #CharlottesvilleĀ 

http://forward.com/food/380133/im-black-jewish-and-gay-and-food-is-my-weapon-against-bigotry/

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The Faces of #TheCookingGeneĀ 

This has been an amazing day. Thank you.  Summer has it on the shelf next to the copy of Roots she inherited from her Grandmother. 

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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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Dear HBO: About that Alt-Reality “Confederate” Show.

Ok. HBO has created tremendous buzz about a show that has everybody talking, even me. It’s a show called “Confederate,” the South won, time moved on, slavery and abolitionist sentiments and battles over freedom evolved through our own day. To … Continue reading

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