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Welcome to #TheCookingGene Journey: A Photo Essay with a Recipe 

I started writing this book on paper plates and paper bags.  I walked around with an entire book in my head from my years.  Paula Deen happened, my response went viral, agents started calling and asking if I had a book in mind. Two years of … Continue reading

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Americans love the Thanksgiving myth. But food folklore masks a painful reality | Michael W Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/24/americans-thanksgiving-myth-food-folklore?CMP=share_btn_tw Enjoy this piece I wrote for TheGuardian.com on the subject of Thanksgiving. Remember to appreciate the small moments long forgotten over the sweeping myths floating around. It’s time to take out the idea of “contribution” and replace it with … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Piece on DC Food..I’m Quoted

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3585522 I am quoted at length in my friend Sam Hiersteiner’s excellent piece defending the onward and upward state of DC food.  Check it out! Longer reaction of my own to follow here on http://www.Afroculinaria.com.

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Recap: Interview on Hot Grease

Just in case you haven’t heard it yet, the wonderful Nicole Taylor (@foodculturalist) had me and my good friends Tonya Hopkins (@thefoodgriot) and Jackie Gordon (@thedivathatateny) over to the Heritage Radio Network studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn to the last show … Continue reading

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The Cooking Gene Project: The Southern Discomfort Tour—Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  What is The Cooking Gene? The Cooking Gene is the confluence of several major areas of interest that I hold dear–family history, Southern/African American food history, the cultural politics of identity, and intercultural connections and historical legacies.  We … Continue reading

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Sex sells……

Okay if you are reading this post because the term “Sex” is in the title, then I’ve already got you.. LOL  No doubt I will get more “interesting” hits from people looking for something other than food history and identity … Continue reading

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The Cooking Gene: Food and Food History

There are four aspects to The Cooking Gene–Genealogy, Food History, Identity and Connection/Legacy.  The campaign to fund the Southern Discomfort Tour begins February 1, 2012 on Indiegogo.com.  The separate blog is launched the same day.  I encourage you to make … Continue reading

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