Culinary Historian Pays Homage To African-American Food History

Sep 4, 2013

Culinary Historian and Judaics Scholar, Michael Twitty
Credit / Afroculinaria

This summer, celebrity chef Paula Deen’s use of the N-word stirred controversy. Food historian Michael Twitty wrote an open letter to Deen criticizing her appropriation and misinterpretation of African-American culinary tradition. Twitty will cook and speak about his work at Historic Stagville Plantation's Harvest Festival in Durham this Saturday, September 7th.  

Host Frank Stasio talks with Michael Twitty about the event, Paula Deen and African-American food studies.