Heritage & History features Michael W. Twitty, chef, 2016 TED Fellow and independent scholar on African American food, folk culture and culinary traditions of the African Diaspora.
Twitty is a blogger, living history interpreter, and international expert on early Southern cuisine prepared by enslaved African American cooks for tables both high and low. His popular blog Afroculinaria.com is devoted to the preservation of historic African American foods and foodways. Twitty uses food to ignite conversation about cultural appropriation, African identity and American racial history.
Twitty appears in the documentary "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and has delivered presentations and cooking demonstrations for the Smithsonian Institution, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Library of Congress, and Oxford University's Symposium on Food and Cookery.