Tag Archives: Charleston

Don’t Come for Me Unless I Send For You…

​You wish I was just a “folk historian….” I am not a “folk historian”..There are scholars of folklore and they do beautiful work, but when you say “folk historian,” with no hyperlinks to my work or further background your dismissive, … Continue reading

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Michael Twitty Addresses Racial Inequality in the Southern Kitchen | MUNCHIES

https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/michael-twitty-addresses-racial-inequality-in-the-southern-kitchen?utm_source=munchiestwitterus Helen Hollyman, Editor of Vice’s very popular Munchies site sat down with me to have a conversation about Southern food and cultural politics. I discuss dialoguing with Sean Brock, the Charleston food press and my forthcoming book, The Cooking … Continue reading

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Dear Sean, We Need to Talk

 Nominated by Saveur! 3000 plus words—turn back now or read until the end…grab coffee now. I have to have a conversation with chef Sean Brock.  Sean, I hope you’re reading this.  Immediately.  Things have gotten out of hand in the discourse … Continue reading

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How Gullah Cuisine Has Transformed Charleston Dining – Eater

http://www.eater.com/2016/3/22/11264104/gullah-food-charleston Please enjoy this incredibly well written piece by Hillary Dixler synthesizing so many elements of the stories, struggles and triumphs of the Gullah-Geechee presence in the culinary scene of Charleston and beyond. Me and my good friend master Gullah … Continue reading

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My Heritage, Your Hate: Take on the Confederate Battle Flag Controversy

This is my response to the Confederate battle flag controversy.  The heritage of the Confederate era doesn’t just belong to white people, and for those of us who have a part in that history, it is impossible not to weigh … Continue reading

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Who held the first Memorial Day celebration? | Michael W Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/22/who-held-the-first-memorial-day-celebration Enjoy this piece I wrote on the African American roots of Memorial Day. Blessings and honor on all our nation’s fallen, with a special thanks to soldiers of color and LGBT identity who despite slavery, reservations, interment camps and … Continue reading

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