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Kosher Soul and the Cooking Gene: How Award-Winning Writer Michael Twitty Explores Identity and History Through Food
Melbourne Jewish Book Week presents, Kosher Soul and the Cooking Gene:
How Award-Winning Writer Michael Twitty Explores Identity and History Through Food. Elissa Goldstein will be in conversation with Michael Twitty, a riveting storyteller and a 21st-century multi-hyphenate talent. Michael is a culinary historian and educator with a focus on African, African-American and Jewish cuisines; a Judaic studies teacher; and a historical interpreter who specialises in the foodways of enslaved people, which profoundly influenced contemporary America.
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Mar 9, 2021 08:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Michael W. Twitty
Michael W. Twitty is a renowned culinary historian and food writer from the Washington D.C. area. He’s the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African-American historical foodways and their legacy, and he writes and speaks on the overlap between Black and Jewish experiences relating to slavery and oppression. His new book, Rice: A Savour the South Cookbook, will be out in March.
Elissa Goldstein
Elissa Goldstein is a subeditor at Broadsheet, where she also writes about food, culture and books. Previously Elissa worked at Tablet in New York, where she co-produced the podcast Unorthodox. She has a BA in media and communications from Melbourne University and an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College.