Heritage & History: Michael Twitty

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Thursday July 28

6:30 PM  –  8:30 PM

Heritage & History features MICHAEL W. TWITTY, 2016 TED Fellow, chef and independent scholar on African American food, folk culture and culinary traditions of the African Diaspora.

Twitty is a blogger and living history interpreter, one of the few recognized international experts of his craft—the reconstruction of early Southern cuisine as prepared by enslaved African American cooks for tables high and low. His popular blog Afroculinaria.com is the first online site devoted to the preservation of historic African American foods and foodways. He uses food to ignite conversation about cultural appropriation, African identity and American racial history.

Twitty appears in the documentary “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and has delivered presentations and cooking demonstrations for such esteemed groups as the Smithsonian Institution, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Library of Congress, and Oxford University’s Symposium on Food and Cookery.