Join us for an evening with groundbreaking culinary historian and award-winning author Michael Twitty. Through his work as a historical interpreter and writer, Twitty explores the complex culinary legacies of the African diaspora and its impact on the food culture of the American South. Twitty's essay "Dear Sean, We Need to Talk" won both the Saveur Editor's and Reader's Choice awards for best Food & Culture Essay in 2016. His forthcoming book, The Cooking Gene: One African American's Search for His Culinary Roots in the Old South, uncovers the surprising truths about family, identity, and the destiny of the Southern table. At MOFAD, Twitty will take a deep dive into the history of African American foodways through a dynamic talk and tasting.
Doors open at 6 pm. Program begins promptly at 6:30.