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The Faces of #TheCookingGene 

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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Three Salad Dressings For the Summer

I am in total Grandma mode with my food and recipes these days…I am not really measuring, I’m cooking for love not for perfection…forgive me but its just the mood I’m in….im trying to sell a book 🙂 So just … Continue reading

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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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come see me Thursday night

http://www.mofad.org/events/2016/12/15/an-evening-with-michael-twitty 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 SautĂ©ed 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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