Tag Archives: Barbecue

Why BBQ is America’s Most Political Food

Enjoy this story I was interviewed for along with my friends and colleagues Chuck Reese and Kathleen Purvis. Special thanks to Georgia Public Radio. 

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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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Summer Campaign & 21 New Soul Food Hacks

Hi everyone! Once in a while we need a little hand. This summer my forthcoming book, The Cooking Gene, to be published by HarperCollins in 2016 is being written and research continues right up to the last day before I … Continue reading

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A People’s History of Southern Barbecue

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/04/barbecue-american-tradition-enslaved-africans-native-americans?CMP=share_btn_tw Enjoy this piece I wrote, freshly published on The Guardian giving a short history of how barbecue is connected to American food and freedom through its enslaved African and Native American roots!

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Mouth Full Of South: The Black Culinary Historian Who Recreates the Antebellum Kitchen | MUNCHIES

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/mouth-full-of-south?utm_source=munchiestwitterus Fresh off the pages of Vice!!–both print and blog media. Many thanks to Helen Hollyman, Mike Moore, Elliott Moss and the great Jeff Bannister and the people of Asheville, North Carolina! Feel free to share!

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The MADFeed — Burek and BarbecueMichael Twitty Today we feature…

http://madfeed.co/post/105292419170/michael-twitty-mad-symposium Just for you a special peak into an essay I wrote last year that you may not have gotten a chance to see. It’s on what happens when barbecue and burekas meet 🙂 a meditation on culinary collisions for … Continue reading

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My Master Dry Brine Recipe for #Giving Tuesday

Hey Everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the HUGE upswing in followers on social media and the increasing number of subscribers to Afroculinaria.  I would like to thank you by sharing my master … Continue reading

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