James Beard Award Winner Michael Twitty will speak about gastronomy, the social justice reality of food, and his memoir The Cooking Gene. After his presentation he will take questions from the audience. A book sale and signing will follow.
Doors open at 6:30. Seating is first come, first served. There is no registration.
Michael Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and historical interpreter. He is personally charged with preparing, preserving, and promoting African-American foodways. This work includes parent traditions in Africa and her Diaspora and their legacy in the food culture of the American South. Michael is a Judaic Studies teacher from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and his interests include food culture and history, Jewish cultural issues, African-American history, and cultural politics.
This event is presented by the Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee.