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Adeena Sussman, "Koshersoul" in conversation with Michael W. Twitty

The Mandell JCC Jewish Book Festival Presents: Koshersoul

Adeena Sussman in conversation with Michael W. Twitty


KoshersoulMichael W. Twitty considers the marriage of two of the most distinctive culinary cultures in the world today: the foods and traditions of the African Atlantic and the global Jewish diaspora. As intimate, thought-provoking, and profound as The Cooking Gene, Twitty’s 2018 James Beard Award Winner, this remarkable book teases the senses as it offers sustenance for the soul.

To Twitty, the creation of African-Jewish cooking is a conversation of migrations and a dialogue of diasporas offering a rich background for inventive recipes and the people who create them.

The question that most intrigues him is not just who makes the food, but how the food makes the people. Jews of Color are not outliers, Twitty contends, but significant and meaningful cultural creators in both Black and Jewish civilizations. Koshersoul also explores how food has shaped the journeys of numerous cooks, including Twitty’s own passage to and within Judaism.

Koshersoul includes 48-50 recipes.


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Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 12:30pm EDT
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Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew By Michael W. Twitty Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062891754
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2022

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