Kosher/Soul: Black & Jewish ‘Identity Cooking’

Michael Twitty

Africology is co-sponsoring
Michael W. Twitty speaks on “Kosher/Soul: Black & Jewish ‘Identity Cooking’”
Centennial Hall, Milwaukee Public Library
April 12th, 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Identity cooking isn’t about fusion; rather its how we construct complex identities and then express them through how we eat. Very few people in the modern West eat one cuisine or live within one culinary construct. Being Kosher/Soul is about melding the histories, tastes, flavors, and Diasporic wisdom of being Black and being Jewish. Both cultures express many of their cultural and spiritual values through the plate and Kosher/Soul is about that ongoing journey.

Michael W. Twitty is a recognized culinary historian and independent scholar focusing on historic African American food and folk culture and culinary traditions of historic Africa and her Diaspora.

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