Michael W. Twitty
Food writer, speaker, and blogger Michael W. Twitty served as Preservation Week Honorary Chair during Preservation Week 2018, sharing his knowledge and expertise of family history and cooking as he promoted the year’s theme of cooking and community archiving
Author of The Cooking Gene, Rice: A Savor the South Cookbook, and Koshersoul, Twitty is a noted culinary and cultural historian and the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacies. He has been honored by FirstWeFeast.com as one of the twenty greatest food bloggers of all time, and named one of the “Fifty People Who Are Changing the South” by Southern Living and one of the “Five Cheftavists to Watch” by TakePart.com. Twitty has appeared throughout the media, including on NPR’s The Splendid Table, and has given more than 250 talks in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in Ebony, the Guardian and on NPR.org. He is also a Smith fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance, a TED fellow, and speaker and the first Revolutionary in Residence at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Twitty was featured in n eopisode of the Netflix series “High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America”.