Tag Archives: Genealogy

Please Support my Culinary Pilgrimage To Senegal 

https://www.gofundme.com/nb652b-trip-to-africa Today is my 40th birthday and I’m excited to be alive. I want to reverse the Middle Passage. I want to take my life’s work and go on a culinary Pilgrimage to West Africa with www.RootstoGlory.com this June. I need your … Continue reading

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Meet a Afri-Creole Culinary Maven rescuing the food traditions of her heritage: Shawanda Marie (RECIPE!!!)

I met Cheftavist Shawanda Marie at a recent presentation at Virginia Tech. Chef is a living archive of Afri-Creole culture, embodying the values of The Cooking Gene. During this Lenten time, I wanted you to make a traditional of red … Continue reading

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Tracing Family Roots Through Food With Michael Twitty – The Kojo Nnamdi Show

https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2016-03-09/tracing-family-roots-through-food-with-michael-twitty I had a great time today with the one and only Kojo Nnamdi of DC’s NPR affiliate, WAMU 88.5.  We discussed my new forthcoming book The Cooking Gene on his renowned program where Wednesdays are food days! We talked … 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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I Can’t Hide Mine, Please Don’t Hide Yours: An Open Letter to Ben Affleck

Dear Ben, Its unfortunate because of a massive internet hack we are in this particular place discussing your ancestral past. It’s horrible that your private matters were exposed because of something beyond your control. That’s untenable in any situation, but … Continue reading

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Researching African-American Ancestors

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/feb/18/researching-alexandrias-african-american-ancestors/  Great write up on my genealogy class at Alexandria Black History Museum! Includes highlights from the class of master genealogist Char Bah. Enjoy!

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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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