Tag Archives: African Ancestry

National Soul Food Month Message: Why You Should Buy The Cooking Gene.

The Cooking Gene is not a cookbook but it does have treasured family recipes and reconstructed recipes from history. The Cooking Gene is not a diatribe on race and food nor is it about how you have to be Black to be a … Continue reading

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African Ancestry Radio Debut

Chef Carla Hall (Top Chef, The Chew)  and I were the first guests on African Ancestry Radio on Sirius XM! She’s awesome. She had her father’s African roots revealed on air. She is from the Bubi people of Equatorial Guinea … Continue reading

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Researching African-American Ancestors

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/feb/18/researching-alexandrias-african-american-ancestors/  Great write up on my genealogy class at Alexandria Black History Museum! Includes highlights from the class of master genealogist Char Bah. Enjoy!

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From Parts Unknown to The Cooking Gene: An Engraved Annoucement

So if you were watching Anthony Bourdain’s acclaimed CNN program Parts Unknown on Sunday, May 18th, you caught this exchange between Bourdain and the head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, John T. Edge.  The dialogue between them was so revolutionary … Continue reading

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Watch “REVEAL – Michael Twitty” on YouTube

My African Ancestry reveal video. From a synagogue to a historic plantation.  All parts of myself.

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Happy Kwanzaa 2013: The Genetics of an American Cook

Kwanzaa is a annual cultural celebration innovated by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966. (Who will be speaking in Baltimore at the Reginald F.Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture at noon on the 28th!) For almost fifty years … Continue reading

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Stagville Harvest Dinner Featuring Michael Twitty | La Buena Vida

http://thedish22.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/stagville-harvest-dinner-featuring-michael-twitty/ Torriano Fredericks brings it with mote coverage from the Stagville event. New blog posts and recipes coming this week.  But for now more perspectives on the event and what it meant to people. Thank you Torriano!

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