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 …

We are Featured on the CNN Food Blog: Eatocracy

Great Feature over at Eatocracy Please check it out and share it.  And remember only 6 days left to help donate to the Cooking Gene Projectand there are many great gifts still left to be claimed. Enjoy 🙂 AND SHARE AND SHARE AND SHARE AND SHARE---- 6 days until our campaign ends--even if you can't give …

Thank You, Nancie!

We are at day 40 leading to May 6th--the final day of our campaign for The Cooking Gene.  I am sure a lot of people want the food pics and the recipes now, and the how to on this project.  Unfortunately I have to be tentative about that until we know we will be able …

We Made the Southern Foodways Alliance Blog!

Check us out on the Southern Foodways Alliance Blog:http://southernfoodways.blogspot.com/2012/03/southern-discomfort-tour-led-by-michael.htmlWelcome SFA members to The Cooking Gene Blog!  We need you!  Spread the word and please be sure to visit the Indiegogo Campaign site:   http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Cooking-Gene-Project-The-Southern-Discomfort-Tour   

The Cooking Gene: Our Press Release

For Immediate Release: Contact: Michael W. Twitty  E-mail: thecookinggene@gmail.com Phone: 240-330-9291 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? “Southern Discomfort" Tour Back to the Old South An African American Culinary Historian Searches for his Family’s Food Roots and Slaveowners. Washington, D.C. –From May through July 2012, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty will travel from Maryland to Louisiana tracing his ancestry across …

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 …

Watch Blair Underwood/The Nike Galaxy Shoe/And Why I Want this Project to Succeed

"African Americans are innately wired to want to know who we are. Its almost being like an adopted child."---Sharon Malone, commentator, "Slavery by Another Name." A few days ago I almost gave up on The Cooking Gene.  I will admit, I am an impatient man.  I am not attracting significant support from African Americans.  I …

The Cooking Gene in the Media

I hope that the many people viewing this blog--we are going about a hundred views a day--know about The Cooking Gene (www.cookinggene.com) and the Indiegogo.Com campaign we've been launching ( http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Cooking-Gene-Project-The-Southern-Discomfort-Tour )---we REALLY need your help! You don't have to be a big spender to donate--donations start at ten bucks! However, the more you donate …