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Chef and Author Michael Twitty: A Journey Through African American Cooking Traditions

February 18, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Author/Storyteller Michael W. Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and historical interpreter personally charged with preparing, preserving and promoting African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa and her Diaspora.

Michael has spoken around the world on culinary justice and the African American impact on Southern foodways, and the complexities of his identity as a gay, African American, Jewish man. His book, “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South,” is the 2018 winner of the James Beard Award for Best Food Writing and Book of the Year.

This event is sponsored by the UWM Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies with funding from Bader Philanthropies. Books will be available for purchase by Boswell Book Company.

Free, but reservations are required. Call 414-286-3011 to register.


Mitchell Street Library
906 West Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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