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Michael W. Twitty

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Culinary Historian & Author of "Rice: A Savor the South Cookbook"

Culinary Historian & Author of "Rice: A Savor the South Cookbook"

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Michael W. Twitty Biography

Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian and food writer living in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He blogs at Afroculinaria.com and has appeared on "Bizarre Foods America" with Andrew Zimmern, "Many Rivers to Cross" with Henry Louis Gates and most recently "Taste the Nation" with Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi.

"The Cooking Gene," traces his ancestry through food from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom, a finalist for The Kirkus Prize and The Art of Eating Prize and a 3rd place winner of Barnes & Noble’s Discover New Writer’s Awards in Nonfiction.

"The Cooking Gene" won the 2018 James Beard Award for best writing as well as book of the year, making him the first Black author so awarded. His piece on visiting Ghana in Bon Appetit was included in Best Food Writing in 2019 and was nominated for a 2019 James Beard Award. His next book, “Rice,” a New York Times noted cookbook, became available through UNC Press in 2021.

"KosherSoul", his follow-up to "The Cooking Gene", was published in August 2022 through HarperCollins and received the 2022 National Jewish Book Award.

Michael W. Twitty Videos

  • Michael Twitty Teaches Tracing Your Roots Through Food
    Through years of unearthing his African American heritage bestselling author of “The Cooking Gene” Michael W. Twitty discovered undeniable ...
  • Gastronomy and the social justice reality of food | Michael Twitty
    “Most of my life I’ve lived on the intersection of the illusion of race and the reality of food,” says culinary historian Michael Twitty. In...
  • SAC 2015 Keynote: Michael Twitty
    The Carolinas are no exception to the slow progress we’ve seen throughout the South to strengthen the ‘socially just’ leg of the sustainability...

Michael W. Twitty Books

  • Koshersoul
    Koshersoul
  • Rice: a Savor the South cookbook (Savor the South Cookbooks)
    Rice: a Savor the South cookbook (Savor the South Cookbooks)
  • The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
    The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

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