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AJC Decatur Book Festival | The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/594b2fde81229a5fb60ca5dd Come see me in Atlanta this weekend at the Decatur Book Festival.  I will be signing books!  Advertisements

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Come See Me in San Francisco 8/29-8/30

2017 Diaspora Dinner with Michael W. Twitty When: August 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Cost: $250 Chef-in-Residence #moad_food Museum of the African Diaspora and Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry present the 2017 Diaspora Dinner An evening with Culinary & … Continue reading

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Good Press on Launch Day! THE COOKING GENE, Part 1 August 1, 2017

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/food-historian-reckons-black-roots-southern-food-180964285/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialmedia If you want to check out Smithsonian magazine’s coverage. Or…if you missed this morning’s piece on the NPR show “On Point,” listen here. Its a really great conversation about who “owns” Southern food. Want some recipes? Try this piece from … 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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#WorldBookDay Pre-Order The Cooking Gene today

  On November 8, 2016, HarperCollins will release my first book:  The Cooking Gene:  A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South.     RACE.  We are fascinated by it and imprisoned by it, frustrated by it … Continue reading

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How to Survive Black Thanksgiving as a Non-Black Guest

How to Survive Black Thanksgiving: A Users Manual for Non-Black Guests/In-Laws and Black Folks that Don’t Have No Home Training, I.E. Culture (HUMOR AND SATIRE TRIGGER WARNING) Shameless plug warning: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0062379291/ref=zg_bs_4232_12?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=A3C9JN5NTPS9EFXR3Z13 1. DO NOT arrive empty handed to Black Thanksgiving. Store … Continue reading

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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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