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 (http://boston.cbslocal.com) 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!

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Geek Bowl XII – February 17

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

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

By the time you are hearing this, the Patriots Hall of Fame will probably be re-renovating to make room for yet another Bill Belichick trophy. But for those of us who could not make the game, there is still way to be a Bowl champion while enjoying Boston’s best beer- Sam Adams!

On February 17, the famous pub trivia contest known as Geeks Who Drink will bring Geek Bowl XII to Boston University’s Agannis Arena for a special event that will mark the Bowl’s first appearance on the East Coast.

In addition to being able to enjoy (or even participate) in one of the most popular trivia contests in the nation and witness the awarding of $20,000 to the greatest Geek team, Geeks in attendance will also enjoy some Sam, be regaled by local legends Letters to Cleo, and support Boston’s own Artists for Humanity!

So while watching a big game with a Sam in your hand is great, how much better would it be to play and even win a big game while enjoying the revolutionary brew? So grab some friends and some Sams and expose your winning Geek at Geek Bowl XII.

www.geekswhodrink.com.