WHRO Curate 757: Culinary Historian and Author, Michael W. Twitty (Season 2, Episode 7)

Culinary Historian and Author of The Cooking Gene, Michael W. Twitty at Colonial Williamsburg.

Louis Hughes of Mississippi Tells a Food Story

Louis Hughes was an African-Virginian sold into slavery in the Deep South.  In his youth he was sold to Mississippi where he worked as a domestic on a cotton plantation.  At Melrose Plantation, a country estate near Natchez, Mississippi I recreated the foods of Louis Hughes' published narrative, Thirty Years a Slave, From Bondage to …

Thank You!

"Negroes in the North are right when they refer to the South as the Old Country.  A Negro born in the North who finds himself in the South is in a position similar to that of the son of the Italian emigrant who finds himself in Italy, near the village where his father first saw …

Why this Project is Important to Me–A Last Call to Contribute and Act

Wow.... Sitting here right now its almost sunset in the DC area and this computer is about to be shut off in honor of the Sabbath.  It's been a ride like no other.....this journey to making this dream of mine to find my roots and trace them through food--and bring people together across lines of …

Note to Our Fellow Campaigners–We Love You and Keep Going :)

Why We Donated:  A Call to Inspiration A few months ago I'd never even heard of crowdfunding.  The word is so new that my spell check doesn't know that it's real.  Now less than two days from our campaign's end, I'm knee deep in a culture of democratic philanthropy that has a lot of people …

This Morning’s Grist.Org Piece

Claire Thompson did a very nice interview/write up on The Cooking Gene--Southern Discomfort Tour for Grist.Org! We have SIXTY SIX HOURS TO GO at this point---so I wish I could say I wasn't worried but I am--and we really need your help--this is extremely important to a lot of people and I don't want to …

Garden Time and Identity

We have four days left to raise some 3,000 plus for our campaign.  Over 600 people viewed this blog yesterday.  If only 180 had made a contribution to our Campaign of 18$ or more, the Campaign would have been an overnight success...We need you---Now.  Please contribute 18 or more today:  www.indiegogo.com/The-Cooking-Gene-Project-The-Southern-Discomfort-Tour Climate change is real.  While we are …

Good Luck Food for the Soul

Please keep your eye posted for my essay on the African origins of rice and bean dishes in Rice and Beans by Berg press, 2012!  We have four days left to raise some 3,000 plus for our campaign.  Over 600 people viewed this blog yesterday.  If only 180 had made a contribution to our Campaign of 18$ or more, the …

We made Ebony.Com for the Cooking Gene :)

Here goes the link: http://www.ebony.com/news-views/interview-michael-twitty-searches-for-his-roots-on-southern-discomfort-tour We are really going for the gusto on the Southern DIscomfort Tour. We have about 18 days left so we really need your support and 5-10-18-36 bucks really helps us out if not more. We can't get on the road for less than our goal so we are humbly asking for your …