Afroculinaria founder Michael Twitty comes to Boston June 12 and 13

Matt regularly appears with Jordan Rich on “Connoisseur’s Corner” which airs on WBZ ( weekdays at 11:55 AM.

The following is a “script” for one of Matt’s segments:


Boston has a deep and proud African-American heritage. Form the efforts of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas to the stories of the 54th MA Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, to great community leaders like Mel King, the flavor of the Bay State would not be the same without them. So perhaps it is only natural for Afroculinaria, founder Michael Twitty to come to Boston as the scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Arts Collaborative.

In addition to being an award-winning food writer, Twitty is a scholar of both Jewish and African-American history and culture who brings those diverse and deep flavors to his recipes and presentations, stirring up what he calls Kosher/Soul.

On June 12 at the Jewish Heritage Center at the New England Historical Genealogical Society, Twitty will discuss his latest book, The Cooking Gene. The next day, he will offer a cooking demo at the New England Center for Arts and Technology and share his recipes an insights about the food world and the many worlds behind it.

So if you need a new food to identify with or a new guide to your own identity, come experience an evening with Michael Twitty. It’s sure to be a soulful set of seminars!