Chef Michael W. Twitty
***Please Note: This is a virtual event. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. A link to join the meeting will be emailed to you. Registration for the event closes 2 hours prior to the start of the event.***
Join us to welcome African American culinary historian Michael Twitty, as he discusses his book, The Cooking Gene, the 2018 James Beard Foundation's Book of the Year Award-winner. Massachusetts-based chef and author (and huge Michael Twitty fan), Chef Bill, will facilitate this event's discussion.
Michael Twitty found there was a giant hole in the story of American cooking and in the story of most African American families. In this unique memoir, Michael starts to trace his family history through the story of Southern and American food. Using genetic research, historic interpretation, nature study, heirloom gardening, and interviews with contemporary voices in food, his journey led him back to his family’s origins in West and Central Africa and put him center stage in the discussion over race and food in American life through his popular food blog, Afroculinara.
As 25 town libraries are collaborating to make this event possible (with the expected correspondingly sized audience), we will be utilizing two viewing modes: Zoom webinar and livestreaming through NewTV, to ensure everyone will be able to view the event at the same time.
Please note, registration will close 2 hours prior to this event. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
This presentation is made possible through a partnership with the Groton Public Library and 25 other Massachusetts libraries, including Chelmsford.
- Thursday, June 10, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm