Join culinary historian Michael Twitty as he prepares his grandmother's version of Country Captain, a chicken dish that draws inspiration from South Asian curries and the cuisines of southern plantation kitchens. Learn about the process of researching African American histories through cooking.
This One Book, One Philadelphia program is presented by the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Michael W. Twitty is a culinary and cultural historian, Judaics teacher, and the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacy. Twitty has appeared on NPR’s The Splendid Table and Morning Edition and has written for the The Jewish Daily Forward, The Guardian, Ebony, Local Palate, and the Washington Post. Twitty is a Smith Fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance and a TED fellow and speaker, as well as the recipient of Taste Talks' first Culinary Pioneer Award and Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice awards from Saveur for best food and culture blog. Twitty is also the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's first Revolutionary in Residence. Twitty's first major book, The Cooking Gene was released in August 2017 by HarperCollins.