Africa In Our Kitchens: Michael Twitty at Locust Grove
Location: Locust Grove Address: 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 Website
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Culinary historian, interpreter, and author Michael Twitty will visit Locust Grove for a series of workshops, presentations, and tastings May 22-May 25, 2018. Michael Twitty is a dedicated researcher who is committed to preserving and promoting African-American foodways and culture, and linking this work to Southern food heritage. His research brings an understanding of the cultural heritage of enslaved communities and its relationship to the American South. His book, The Cooking Gene, was released by HarperCollins in 2017, and was the winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award for Book of the Year. Twitty’s week-long residency at Locust Grove will explore the influence that African culture had on what has become American food through the enslaved African American experience.