book talk

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES: MICHAEL W. TWITTY 

The Cooking Gene:

A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

TimeThursday, November 14, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall
PriceFree

Author Michael W. Twitty joins us to discuss his award-winning book, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. A renowned culinary historian, he offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the southern past—and that food has the power to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together. The program begins at 5:30 PM with a light reception. The talk begins at 6:00 PM, with a book signing to follow. The Carole Weinstein Author Series supports the literary arts by bringing both new and well-known authors to the Library of Virginia. Free and open to the public, the series focuses on Virginia authors and Virginia subjects across all genres. For more information, contact Emma Ito at 804.692.3726 or emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov. 

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