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New Publication!

I’m pleased to announce that I am in print again! Meet “African American,” an article in Ethnic American Food Today: A Cultural Encyclopedia.  2015, Rowman&Littlefield. This is a great reference for anyone interested in how individual ethnic cultures contributed to … 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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Journeys in the Upper South: A Photo Essay

As I officially begin to work on The Cooking Gene, I have begun to travel the South again in search of bits and pieces from the world of my Ancestors.  I am ever amazed and grateful for the journey and … Continue reading

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Watch “REVEAL – Michael Twitty” on YouTube

My African Ancestry reveal video. From a synagogue to a historic plantation.  All parts of myself.

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From Eatocracy: From Kat Kinsman

From my friend, CNN’s Eatocracy blog editor, Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip ) an article about the cultural politics of Southern food in light of Paula Deen’s situation.  I’m quoited and so is my good friend Nicole Taylor @foodculturalist  and Michaelangela Davis … Continue reading

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