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Michael W. Twitty      

Culinary Historian & Author

Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian and food writer from the Washington D.C. area. He blogs at Afroculinaria.com. He’s appeared onBizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern, Many Rivers to Cross with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, and has lectured to over 300 groups. He has served as a judge for the James Beard Awards and is a fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance and TED and the first Revolutionary in Residence at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Southern Living named Twitty, one of "Fifty People Changing the South and the Root.com added him to tbeir 100 most influential African Americans under 45. Beyonce beat him out as number one.” HarperCollins released Twitty’s The Cooking Gene, in 2017, tracing his ancestry through from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom, a finalist for The Kirkus Prize and The Art of Eating Prize and a third place winner of Barnes&Noble's Discover New Writer's Awards in Nonfiction. THE COOKING GENE WON the 2018 James Beard Award for best writing as well as book of the year.

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Michael Twitty's 'The Cooking Gene' Explores Intersection of Culture ...

Michael Twitty's book, 'The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old ... Image: "The Cooking Gene" by Michael W. Twitty.

Michael Twitty, the African American Jewish writer, is poised to give ...

Michael Twitty discusses the connection between African American and Jewish diaspora's cultural connection to food.

Michael Twitty's 'Cooking Gene': Searching for roots in food, family ...

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