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come see me Thursday night I’ll be at the Museum of Food and Drink in New York City!  12/15/16  There will be food! Get tickets ASAP!  Get your okra on! 

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Crops of African Origin or African Diffusion in the Americas

So–Some of you have come to me with the question about the African origins of crops found in the Americas.  I want to give simple answers here so you have something at your fingertips. Let’s talk about crops in the … Continue reading

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Come to Dinner with Me in Charlotte July 28th!

ABOUT THIS EVENT Menu: Okra Soup Mary Randolph’s Yeast Rolls Fried Chicken Madeira Ham Cornbread Kush Sautéed Greens Peach Cobbler Food for thought and for your palate with Culinary Historian Michael W. Twitty The Harvey B. Gantt Center is a … Continue reading

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I’m Gay and This Is Why You Should Care

I don’t write often on here about my sexual orientation because this blog focuses on my journeys through African American food history.  I came out when I was 16 years old in my school newspaper, and I was scared but … Continue reading

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A New Way With New Years Day/African Black Eyed Pea Salsa

I went to Whole Foods last night. I actually bought a container of pre-soaked black eyed peas.  Yes I did! I am not going to be stewing over some stove just because I can get me a lil “change,” and … Continue reading

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Bitter Herbs and Collard Greens: An African-American Seder Plate For Passover : Code Switch : NPR Enjoy this short piece I did for NPR’S Code Switch blog. Happy Pesach! If you want to get your own copy of 300 Ways To Ask The Four Questions, click here.

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Blogging While Black: Yeah, It’s a Thing.

Originally posted on Coffee Shop Rabbi:
 :לֹא תַעֲמֹד עַל-דַּם רֵעֶךָ Do not stand upon the blood of your neighbor. – Lev. 19:16 Yesterday, I posted a link to a blog post by Michael W. Twitty from He titled it #Ferguson:…

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