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An Evening with Michael Twitty

Date: Monday, February 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Michael Twitty is an award-winning culinary historian and food writer. As a Black and Jewish gay man, his work speaks to the intersections of identity and the relationships between food, culture, and social justice. His book The Cooking Gene won the 2018 James Beard Award for Book of the Year. He has recently been featured on Netflix shows such as High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America and Waffles and Mochi, hosted by Michele Obama. Michael Twitty’s newest book, Koshersoul, will be released in 2022.

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Partners: Paul Robeson Cultural Center (Rutgers); Rutgers Hillel; Bildner Center for Jewish Life (Rutgers); Department of Jewish Studies (Rutgers); and the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health.



If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Todd Suddeth at or 614-688-8449. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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