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Michael W. Twitty

Michael W. Twitty is a recognized culinary historian, community scholar, and living history interpreter focusing on historic African American food and folk culture as well as a seasoned Jewish educator of over a decade with a specific interest in Jewish folk culture and its links to food.

He is webmaster of, the first website/blog devoted to the preservation of historic African American foods and foodways as well as a record of his own journey as African American Jew in creating his own culinary traditions.

Michael Twitty has conducted classes and workshops, written curricula and educational programs, and has given lectures and performed cooking demonstrations for over 200 organizations. He is currently working on a book based on his Cooking Gene project exploring the link between culinary history, family history and genetics.

Check out Michael's piece in the Be'chol Lashon blog

Read Michael Twitty's thought provoking letter to former food network star Paula Deen: