Join us for our next book club meeting to discuss the book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael Twitty. Please bring a dish to share for dinner. To find out more information, please contact Kathleen Albani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael Twitty: Culinary historian, Twitty, offers a fresh perspective on one of our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom, Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of the fight over the origin of Southern cuisine, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.