Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

EBTT 2020 - Food, Race, and Culinary Justice with Michael Twitty
Virtual Program

Everything But The Turkey 2020

Food, Race, and Culinary Justice: A Conversation with Michael Twitty

What: Michael W. Twitty is a recognized culinary historian, Jewish educator, living history interpreter, and award-winning author. His book, The Cooking Gene, won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year as well as the category for writing. The book was also a finalist for The Kirkus Prize in nonfiction, the Art of Eating Prize, and a Barnes and Noble New Discoveries finalist in nonfiction. Michael is the creator, writer, and editor of Afroculinaria, the first website and blog devoted to the preservation of historic African American foods and foodways. Afroculinaria follows Michael’s own journey as African American Jew in creating his own culinary traditions.

When: Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST

Registration: This program has an $18 per household tax deductible registration fee. Your registration fees will help us serve others through DC Central Kitchen as part of this year's EBTT. Click the "Sign Me Up!" button or the ticket icon to the right to continue to registration.

Purchase Michael's book! We encourage you to purchase Michael's book, The Cooking Gene, by visiting Mahogany Books online. Mahogany Books is an independent, Black-owned bookstore in Washington, DC.

Take the Advocacy Pledge: Along with tuning into this conversation, we hope you'll "take the advocacy pledge" as part of this year's EBTT to end food insecurity around the US with our partners at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. If you sign up to take the pledge, you will receive a packet with an interactive "placemat" activity (appropriate for both children and adults) that will teach you more about the root causes of food insecurity as well as postcards to mail to elected officials that encourage them to take legislative action to end this injustice. It's completely free to participate!

Questions? Contact Sonya at

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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