Brown Bag Lunch: Sugar, Slavery, and Power

Michael Twitty, Brown Bag Lunch: Sugar, Slavery, and Power, Tang Teaching Museum, March 26, 2019, photo by Dan Lubbers

Featuring award-winning author, food-blogger, and culinary historian Michael Twitty, in discussion with Tang Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator Rachel Seligman (25 box lunches will be available, first come, first served, or bring your lunch; drinks and sweets provided).

This event is free and open to the public.

Michael W. Twitty is an African American chef, food activist, independent scholar and author of “The Cooking Gene: A Journey through the African American Culinary History of the South” published in August 2017. He is a culinary historian, and historical interpreter personally charged with preparing, preserving, and promoting African American foodways. His cooking and promoting efforts trace the parent traditions of these foodways 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 and his interests include food culture, food history, Jewish cultural issues, and cultural politics.

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