#MichaelWTwitty

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#Pridebooks Day 29! I'm enjoying the hell out of (as my dad would say) The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty, who identifies as gay and Jewish. It's part memoir, part southern cooking history, part African-American history. His love of food is intertwined with his obsession with genealogy. Food and genealogy. THESE ARE MY OBSESSIONS (seriously, don't even ask many hours I just spent on Ancestry this afternoon as I try to untangle my maternal grandfather's true identity and family history, my eyeballs are shifty). Before I started reading The Cooking Gene, I began watching Finding Our Roots. It's a great tie-in with this book to learn how black Americans encounter brick walls when trying to unravel their family history due to slavery. It's upsetting and also uplifting at the same time when even a small brick comes off that wall. I love everything about this book. I've dog-eared so many pages. I hope to see him read or cook at some point. And also, SO hungry reading this book. Makes me really miss my Grandma Ford's cooking, and my stepmom's. She was born in California but makes my favorite meal: beans (pinto, duh), potatoes, and cornbread..
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"All I ever really wanted was a recipe of who I am and where I come from."
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#pridereads #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #writersofinstagram #michaelwtwitty #thecookinggene #queerwriters #nonfiction

One of the highlights from this year's ALA. I needed this honest and passionate talk to end my conference. #michaelwtwitty #ala2018 #amazingauthors

Step one: buy summer reading books. Step two: fill cooler with adult beverages. Step three: go to the beach. Step four: find the damn time to do steps two and three. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #aplaceforus #mysoullooksback #thecookinggene #fatimafarheenmirza #jessicabharris #michaelwtwitty

Michael W. Twitty BBQ Nation Cooking Demonstration on Juneteenth day! Mr. Twitty was demonstrating how it was to cook a meal during slavery. It was a very hot 90 degrees and high 50% humidity day! I truly appreciate what my descendants went through and so grateful for what they have sacrificed for their future generations. #livinghealthy #deninerogers #barbecue #michaelwtwitty #juneteenth #african #africanamericans #cooking #demonstration

Today, I met the James Beard Award Winner Michael W. Twitty at the Atlanta History Center for Juneteenth day! Check out my blog about happened https://www.livinghealthy1.org/blog-1/juneteenth-let-freedom-ring-part-1 and check out my Instagram story on Juneteenth

#livinghealthy #deninerogers #michaelwtwitty #juneteenth #jamesbeardawardwinner #atlantahistorycenter #barbecue #africanamericans #african

This book is invaluable. 2018 James Beard Award Winner for Best Food Writing and Book of the Year
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#amreading @thecookinggene #michaelwtwitty #southernfood #africanfood #everythinginbetween

The amazing @thecookinggene is in residence at @historic_locust_grove this week. What an amazing chance to learn about the roles enslaved Africans played in shaping southern American food and culture!
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#thecookinggene #michaelwtwitty #historiclocustgrove #locustgrove #food #hearthcooking #slavery #enslaved #foodways #historic #historicfood #southern #livinghistory #louisvilleky #reenactment #mylouisville #nikon

Sundays are for reading... #TheCookingGene #MichaelWTwitty

"Michael W. Twitty is the author of the book The Cooking Gene, and the man behind African American food history blog, Afroculinaria. Twitty made history by becoming the first black author to win Book of the Year at the James Beard Awards." #moorinfo #michaelwtwitty

HUGE shout out to our friend, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty for becoming the first black author to win the @beardfoundation Awards book of the year @thecookinggene
#thecookinggene #MichaelWTwitty #thecookinggene #beardfoundation #JamesBeardAward #KosherSoul

I'm going to see #michaelwtwitty speak tonight and this is what he posted. Whaaaaaaat?!?!
Will you be serving this during the talk? #AskingForAFriend
Note, there is one missing from the box.
#Toronto #TorontoFoodies #Food #FoodHistory #CulinaryHistory #TimHortons #mapledonuts #blackfoodies

After mutual online admiration, Ashley finally met her new internet BFF Michael Twitty last night at @cjpboston's Read On event. Check out her piece on the search for self, our exclusive interview with him and the rest of our coverage of this year's community read of "The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South" - link in bio!
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#amreading #koshersoul #michaelwtwitty #michaeltwitty #thecookinggene

Happy Saturday! Here I go a second week without being able to cook, but I am going to take advantage and start reading some of those wonderful books I have been saving for such an occasion - of leisure. This cook book was recommended to me by my dear friend @suzanne.rust and in so many ways I am so ready to open these pages. For my Caribbean brothers and sisters this book applies to us as well and I am buying copies for each of my children. It is The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twisty, and all you need to know is that the secondary title is A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. I bet we can find some similarities and some familiar ideas and thoughts going through these pages. Let’s read It together. I love history and food. Let’s abolish those boring history classes and teach food history in the schools. Our culture and traditions are all tied to heat - whether a hearth, a stove of some sort or even a campfire. I’ll let you know what I think. #foodhistory #thecookinggene #michaelwtwitty #cookbook #africanamericanculinaryhistory #africanamericancuisine #africandiaspora

Excited to tuck into this book! The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty

#thecookinggene #michaelwtwitty #culinaryhistory #africanamericanhistory #southernfood

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