Events: 2021-2022

An Evening with Michael Twitty

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Date: Monday, February 21, 2022

Time: 07:30pm - 

An evening with Culinary Historian
Michael Twitty

Hosted by the Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities


The Cooking GeneMichael 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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Presented in partnership with: The Multicultural Center at the Ohio State University; The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH); Rutgers Hillel; The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) - IDEA Innovation Grant; The New Brunswick Theological SeminaryAllen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life; Paul Robeson Cultural Center; The Department of Jewish Studies, and the Rutgers University - Newark Intercultural Resource Center (IRC).