Michael W. Twitty

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Michael W. Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and historical interpreter personally charged with preparing, preserving, and promoting African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa, the African diaspora, and its legacy in the food culture of the US South. Twitty highlights food’s critical role in the development and definition of African American civilization, and the politics of consumption and cultural ownership that surround it.