Tag Archives: Southern Foodways

Michael Twitty Will Become a Culinary Star in 2017 | | Observer

http://observer.com/2017/01/michael-twitty-book-culinary-star/ This piece by David Wallis is here to highlight my forthcoming book, The Cooking Gene. (August 2017, HarperCollins). I’m frank and confessional in this interview and what can I say, I’m just me. Enjoy.

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Slaves were well-fed? Seldom, says historian | The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/food-drink/ill-bite-blog/article93076552.html Enjoy some video and this tidy write up from Kathleen Purvis! See you for dinner next time! If you like the work I’m doing here please consider supporting what we do on PayPal….donate via the button on the desktop … Continue reading

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My Appearance on PBS Newshour

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/why-you-cant-talk-about-the-southern-kitchen-without-slaves-contributions/ Many thanks to Mark Scialla and John Yang for making this happen. Since the announcement that Jack Daniels’ owes it’s recipe to Neelus Green, the conversation over culinary appropriation and recognizing the creative capital of the enslaved has come … 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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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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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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Talking ‘Southern Discomfort’: Foodcast with Michael Twitty | MUNCHIES

http://munchies.vice.com/videos/talking-southern-discomfort-foodcast-with-michael-twitty The podcast prequel to the article.. enjoy and feel free to share–it’s free and it helps spread the message!  Take a listen and a watch! Special thanks again to Helen Hollyman!

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