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Michael Twitty – Demo and Dinner

Michael Twitty, award-winning food writer, independent scholar, and culinary historian, describes himself as outside the mainstream and “four time blessed” – “large of body, gay, African American and Jewish.”

In what he calls ‘Kosher/Soul,’ Michael champions what he has termed “identity cooking.” Identity cooking isn’t about fusion; rather it is how we construct complex identities that we express through food and taste. Kosher/Soul is about melding the histories, tastes, flavors, and Diasporic wisdom of being Black and being Jewish, and exploring how both cultures express values through the plate.

Join Michael Twitty for a  Kosher/Soul cooking demonstration, dinner and conversation about sharing cultures by sharing  cuisines. Presented in partnership with the Museum of African American History. This Scholar in Residency was made possible with support from the CJP Jewish Learning and Engagement Commission.

Click here for more information about his book, The Cooking Gene.


$55 General Admission

Admission includes a light dinner sampling some of Michael’s recipes.  Copies of Michael’s book The Cooking Gene  are available for $25, purchase your copy at checkout.

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June 13th
7:00 pm




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Transit: NE-CAT is a 5 minute walk from the Albany Street stop on the 1 bus route. Parking: Limited street parking may be available.