Acclaimed Black Jewish food writer and culinary historian Michael Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old
Acclaimed Black Jewish food writer and culinary historian Michael Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South and Koshersoul: The Faith & Food Journey of an African American Jew, joins Indianapolis food scene leaders Candace Boyd and former MasterChef contestant Tanorria Askew for a live recording of their podcast Black Girls Eating, a podcast about two brilliant Black women creating their own tables and making good trouble by flipping a few, too. This is the closing event of the Spirit & Place Festival, in celebration of its NOURISH theme.
Twitty has appeared on Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern and Many Rivers to Cross with Dr. Henry Louis Gates. His book The Cooking Gene won the 2018 James Beard Award for best writing and book of the year, making him the first Black author so awarded, and Koshersoul was named the 2022 Jewish book of the year. Southern Living named him one of “Fifty People Changing the South,” TheRoot.com added him to their 100 most influential African Americans under 45, The Forward named him one of the most influential American Jews, and Bon Appetit included his work in their compilation of 2019’s best food writing.
This is a Spirit & Place program, co-presented by Flanner House.