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Revolutionary in Residence, Come See Me February 11th in Colonial Williamsburg

I believe in America.  Even now when so many things feel out of place and regressive.  I am dedicated to reminding us about our story and the ways in which we have co-created a unique world without parallel in the … Continue reading

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Writing About Food at the Intersection of Gayness, Blackness & Faith

http://food52.com/blog/17071-writing-about-food-at-the-intersection-of-gayness-blackness-faith Enjoy this piece I did for Food52 about being a Black, gay, living history interpreter of historical Southern food. Enjoy. It’s an honor to speak to my fellow human beings about being human.

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From Parts Unknown to The Cooking Gene: An Engraved Annoucement

So if you were watching Anthony Bourdain’s acclaimed CNN program Parts Unknown on Sunday, May 18th, you caught this exchange between Bourdain and the head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, John T. Edge.  The dialogue between them was so revolutionary … Continue reading

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The Cotton Kingdom: A Photographic Essay

Photography by JWD and Jasper Colt @kidcolt on behalf of The Cooking Gene Project.  Special thanks to them both for the extraordinary images and video.   Special thanks to Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry County, Virginia; Jennica Walker and the … Continue reading

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