michael twitty’s ‘the cooking gene’ explores intersection of culture and cuisine

Michael Twitty’s ‘The Cooking Gene’ Explores Intersection of Culture and Cuisine

(Pritzker candidate feature) Michael Twitty, writer, Judaic studies teacher, culinary historian and historical interpreter is a new kind of voice on the food scene.

Twitty meshes cooking, food and history in a straight, no chaser kind of way. His first book, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, out on August 1, shares his journey to trace the food steps of his ancestors in the old South.