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Win Two Tickets to see Michael W. Twitty

James Beard award-winning author of “The Cooking Gene Michael Twitty comes to the J on Tuesday, September 13. His recently published book, “Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew”, explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish and African diaspora cuisine and issues of memory, identity and food. Just fill out the form below for our raffle, and you’re entered to win! Winners will be selected randomly on Friday, September 9. Only one entry per person.

Michael W. Twitty
Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew
Tuesday, September 13, 7 pm

In “Koshersoul, Michael W. Twitty considers the marriage of two of the most distinctive culinary cultures in the world today: the foods and traditions of the African Atlantic and the global Jewish diaspora. To Twitty, the creation of African-Jewish cooking is a conversation of migrations and a dialogue of diasporas offering a rich background for inventive recipes and the people who create them.

The question that most intrigues him is not just who makes the food but how the food makes the people. Jews of Color are not outliers, Twitty contends, but significant and meaningful cultural creators in both Black and Jewish civilizations. “Koshersoul” also explores how food has shaped the journeys of numerous cooks, including Twitty’s own passage to and within Judaism.

Michael Twitty is a noted culinary and cultural historian and the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacies. He has been honored by as one of the twenty greatest food bloggers of all time. He was named one of the “Fifty People Who Are Changing the South” by Southern Living and one of the “Five Cheftavists to Watch” by Twitty has appeared throughout the media, including on NPR’s The Splendid Table, and he has given more than 250 talks in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in Ebony, the Guardian, and on

Sponsored by Central Reform Congregation, MaTovu and the Jewish Community Relations Council. Presented in conjunction with Sababa Arts & Culture Festival. To purchase tickets, click here.


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