Tag Archives: 18th century Southern foodways

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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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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How Corn Shaped the Black Culinary Experience/Southern Foodways Alliance 2016.

http://www.southernfoodways.org/black-corn/?platform=hootsuite My presentation at the Southern Foodways Alliance 2016 on corn and the story of the African Diaspora and American slavery. Please enjoy and share! WARNING…I have NO CHILL IN THIS TALK.

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Bill O’Reilly thinks slaves were ‘well fed’. So will he eat like one for a week? | Michael Twitty | Opinion | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/27/bill-oreilly-slaves-eat-well Haven’t heard from Bill O’ yet…however my offer still stands, I’ll cook him the food enslaved people ate on the regular for a week, two meals a day–and we will talk about who is well fed….and the nature of … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: The Culture of Collards on Vimeo

Enjoy this short film by my friend Aditi Desai featuring me, 3 Part Harmony Farm and City Blossoms DC in an exploration of the heritage of collards and culinary and food justice. I was privileged to see it screened at … Continue reading

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Taking the Cake

So there is a lot of press about two children’s books published as of late. One, A Fine Dessert, was published and honored, another, A Birthday Cake for George Washington just got pulled. Both showed smiling enslaved cooks serving their … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Newgrorati: Of Collards and Amnesia

Dear Newgrorati on #BlackTwitter, If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories. And if you want to change a culture, change the stories.—Michael Margolis We need to have a talk about collard greens. Like, now. Apparently some … Continue reading

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