Michael Twitty Chef & Author

Michael Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and historical interpreter personally charged with preparing, preserving, and promoting African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa and her Diaspora, and its legacy in the food culture of the American South. Michael is also a Judaic studies teacher from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.

Michael authors a food blog, Afroculinaria, and his book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South was the 2018 winner of the James Beard Award for best food writing and book of the year.