Tag Archives: South Carolina

How Gullah Cuisine Has Transformed Charleston Dining – Eater

http://www.eater.com/2016/3/22/11264104/gullah-food-charleston Please enjoy this incredibly well written piece by Hillary Dixler synthesizing so many elements of the stories, struggles and triumphs of the Gullah-Geechee presence in the culinary scene of Charleston and beyond. Me and my good friend master Gullah … Continue reading

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A People’s History of Southern Barbecue

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/04/barbecue-american-tradition-enslaved-africans-native-americans?CMP=share_btn_tw Enjoy this piece I wrote, freshly published on The Guardian giving a short history of how barbecue is connected to American food and freedom through its enslaved African and Native American roots!

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My Heritage, Your Hate: Take on the Confederate Battle Flag Controversy

This is my response to the Confederate battle flag controversy.  The heritage of the Confederate era doesn’t just belong to white people, and for those of us who have a part in that history, it is impossible not to weigh … Continue reading

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Who held the first Memorial Day celebration? | Michael W Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/22/who-held-the-first-memorial-day-celebration Enjoy this piece I wrote on the African American roots of Memorial Day. Blessings and honor on all our nation’s fallen, with a special thanks to soldiers of color and LGBT identity who despite slavery, reservations, interment camps and … Continue reading

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Karen Hess: Food historian, caustic critic of American food scene – Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/food/sc-food-1212-giants-hess-20141208-story.html.  Here’s my little quote in a story by Bill Daley on the legacy of Karen Hess.

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Culinary historian explores culture, heritage through food | GoUpstate.com

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20140403/ARTICLES/140409905/1088/sports?Title=Culinary-historian-explores-culture-heritage-through-food

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Hog Killing Time–Comments and Commentary on a Southern Plantation Tradition

I’ve invited my friend Dontavius Williams of Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, South Carolina to join me in reaching and teaching on the matter of hog killing time.  Now most Southerners had hog killing time, and for the most part, it … Continue reading

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