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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 🙂 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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Trace Your Roots Back to Africa: One Day Course

Join cultural historian Michael W. Twitty for a day’s course at the Alexandria Black History Museum, Saturday, January 31, 2015 to learn how to discover your family roots back to Africa using all the tools currently available. The intimate museum … Continue reading

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The Miriam of Her People: In Honor of Dr. Maya Angelou 1928-2014

Because we have forgotten our ancestors our children no longer give us honor. Because we have lost the path our ancestors cleared, kneeling in perilous undergrowth, our children cannot find their way. Because we have banished the God of our … Continue reading

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Going to be in Alexandria, Virginia? Come join me!

The Alexandria Black History Museum Presents The Cooking Gene Project with Culinary Historian Michael Twitty Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Admission: $5.00 per session Reservations required. This lecture and discussion is an introductory session for Mr. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grammy! We Miss You! January 12, 1925-October 21, 1990

Happy Birthday baby! Dear Grammy (Hazel Clintonia Todd Townsend), You would have been 87 today. Thank you for having my Mom and through her and my Dad G-d gave me life.  Thank you for loving all of your friends and … Continue reading

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The Cooking Gene: The Southern Discomfort Tour: Genealogy

There are four aspects to The Cooking Gene–Genealogy, Food History, Identity and Connection.  The campaign to fund the Southern Discomfort Tour begins January 16, 2012 on Indiegogo.com.  The separate blog is launched the same day.  I encourage you to make sure everybody … Continue reading

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Dining From a Haunted Plate Part 1: Why I Do What I Do…

“Over Yonder” When I first started entertaining the idea that I would devote time and energy to food writing, as opposed to just eating and talking about food; I tried my hand at peeling the Big Apple for its culinary … Continue reading

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