Michael Twitty is a researcher, self-proclaimed obsessive devotee of living history, and the author of the Afroculinaria blog and The Cooking Gene.
Michael takes you on journey through the practical arts of food sourcing and cookery through the lens of a colonial or antebellum era African American cook. Michael discusses the history of the cuisine as an extension of the foodways of Africa in early America with emphasis on the cooking techniques, cultural transformations, and flavor principles unique to this translation of Western cuisine by early African American chefs.
* Reception and book signing to follow
Thursday, February 15 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Old Salem Visitors Center 900 Old Salem Rd.