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Culinary Historian Michael Twitty

Presented by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine

October 27, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Hannaford Hall - USM

Supported by a Maine Humanities Council Mini Grant

Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty is the James Beard award winning author of The Cooking Gene – A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. Kosher/Soul explores what Michael has termed “identity cooking.” Identity cooking isn’t about fusion; rather it’s how we construct complex identities and then express them through how we eat. Very few people in the modern West eat one cuisine or live within one culinary construct.

Being Kosher/Soul is about melding the histories, tastes, flavors, and Diasporic wisdom of being Black and being Jewish. Both cultures express many of their cultural and spiritual values through the plate and Kosher/Soul is about that ongoing journey. Register required



MHC Mini Grants support a wide variety of public humanities projects, such as exhibits, lecture and film series, reading and discussion programs, symposia, and cultural celebrations.