Lunch Agenda

Black Food History Month, Episode 1: Michael Twitty on Culinary History

Episode Summary

This week marks the beginning of Black History Month, and this year marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade beginning in the United States. In that spirit, Kiko kicks off a new Lunch Agenda series in conversation with Michael Twitty, a black culinary historian, food writer, and author of the James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Book of the Year, The Cooking Gene. She'll ask him to school her on foods and traditions that travelled across the Atlantic from Africa, evolved along with the African American community since, and have shaped the food experiences of us all.

Episode Notes

This week marks the beginning of Black History Month, and this year marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade beginning in the United States. In that spirit, Kiko kicks off a new Lunch Agenda series in conversation with Michael Twitty, a black culinary historian, food writer, and author of the James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Book of the Year, The Cooking Gene. She'll ask him to school her on foods and traditions that travelled across the Atlantic from Africa, evolved along with the African American community since, and have shaped the food experiences of us all.