An Evening with Michael W. Twitty

Michael Twitty. TED2016 Fellows. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

At the intersection of food traditions—African, Southern and Jewish —you’ll find Michael W. Twitty. The James Beard award-winning culinary historian, memoirist and celebrated author of The Cooking Gene, and Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an American Jew, comes to UC to discuss his unique perspectives on food, faith, identity, and the liberal arts that unite us all.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Probasco Auditorium
University of Cincinnati
2839 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati 45220

Learn more about Michael W. Twitty’s work

“Michael Twitty: The Antebellum Chef,” (Garden & Gun)

Michael William Twitty is worried, but he does not let it show. The original plan was for no one to talk to the historical slave interpreters as they went about their work, but that plan has gone out the window … 

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“Michael W. Twitty Is on the TIME100 Next 2022 List,” (TIME magazine)

Michael gets so clearly that food is how we understand ourselves and our history. With his latest book, Koshersoul, which looks at the creation of African Jewish cooking, he provides a new way to look at history and spotlight those …

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“How Rice Shaped the American South,” (BBC)

Just before the American Revolution, a woman whose name I may never know disembarked a ship in the harbour of Charleston, South Carolina, destined for a rice field. She was a member of the Mende people of Sierra Leone. Her back bore the letters "R.A.C.E." – Royal African Company of England – seared into her flesh … 

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