december, 2022

10dec(dec 10)7:00 pm(dec 10)7:00 pmContemporary Conversations with Michael W. Twitty (Virtual)Location(s):Virtual Program


Event Details

African-Jewish Cooking: Culinary Traditions, Identity & Food

The Contemporary Conversations series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC).

Join us for a conversation with award-winning culinary historian and food writer Michael W. Twitty.

Culinary historian, food writer, teacher, and author Michael W. Twitty will discuss the connection between the foods and traditions of the African Atlantic and the global Jewish diaspora. His books, The Cooking Gene (2017)Rice: A Savor the South Cookbook (2021), and KosherSoul (2022), have been released to great acclaim. The Cooking Gene won the 2018 James Beard Award, making him the first Black author so awarded.

Registration required. Registration will close at 1 pm on Saturday, December 10, 2022. The Zoom link to participate in the program will be sent to registrants 24 hours prior to the event and again 2 hours before the program starts.

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Accommodation Requests

Please place your request for English-language captioning or sign language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program you plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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