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Feeder's Advisory : A Book Club For Those Who Love Food

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2018-01-16 20:25
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 19:00
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library
1630 7th Street Northwest

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes?

In celebration of Black History Month February’s selection is Michael W. Twitty’s The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South.

“Twitty, a renowned culinary historian, offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating 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, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most   provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.

From the tobacco and rice farms of colonial times to plantation kitchens and backbreaking cotton fields, Twitty tells his family story through the foods that enabled his ancestors’ survival across three centuries. He sifts through     stories, recipes, genetic tests, and historical documents, and travels from Civil War battlefields in Virginia to        synagogues in Alabama to Black-owned organic farms in Georgia."

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