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 …

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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 …

Explaining: Looking for My Families’ Slaveowners

This project is sacred to me and the people who have elected to spend time working on it with me. Making that video was not easy.  Although I treated it as though it were a matter of routine, I began to feel emotionally wound up and hurt as I stammered out the names.  I realized …

The Cooking Gene is Born

We are now officially a campaign.  http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Cooking-Gene-Project-The-Southern-Discomfort-Tour

Don’t Try this at Home

While the rest of my team happily sleeps away until morning, I have insanely elected to stay up and work.  Now please understand that I am absolutely insane for keeping such long hours these past few weeks, luckily I have no car so nobody is the worse for my blend of creative insomnia and micro-sleeps. …

The Indiegogo Campaign Launches In One Week

It has been two days and I've gotten four hours of sleep.  No rest for the weary.  The Ancestors are working me overtime. Our Indiegogo Campaign launches on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  Yes, the first day of African American Heritage Month.  We are posting the link and blogging the page here and at http://www.Afroculinaria.  We …