Date & Time
Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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African American History and Culture Museum
Oprah Winfrey Theater
Lectures & Discussions
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.