The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South with Michael Twitty

Date & Time
Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location
African American History and Culture Museum
Oprah Winfrey Theater
Event Type
Lectures & Discussions
Cost
Free
About this Event

Join culinary historian Michael W. Twitty as he unlocks a treasure chest of traditions, foodways and memory from his award-winning book The Cooking Gene:  A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South.  Twitty will share the story of his own diverse family history while exploring a shared culinary history of the south marked by discomfort and injustice, as well as triumph and legacy.  The Cooking Gene is a winner of the 2019 James Beard Foundation Award for writing and book of the year. Books provided courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.

Michael Twitty delivered a captivating lecture on his book, the Cooking Gene, in the Oprah Winfrey Theater

Culinary Historian Michael Twitty delivered a captivating lecture on his book, the Cooking Gene, in the Oprah Winfrey Theater on December 14, 2019

Leah L. Jones/ NMAAHC
Culinary Historian Michael Twitty signs copies of his book, the Cooking Gene

After the lecture, Twitty engaged with Museum guests and sigend copies of his book 

Leah L. Jones/NMAAHC

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