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“The Cooking Gene” with Michael Twitty

Presented by Heinz History Center at Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh PA

Aug 30 2018
“The Cooking Gene” with Michael Twitty

Culinary historian Michael Twitty brings a fresh perspective to race and food in his illuminating new memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture.

Recently honored with the 2018 James Beard Award for Book of the Year, Twitty’s “The Cooking Gene” explores how Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who “owns” it is one of the most provocative touch points in our country’s ongoing struggle around race.

Join the History Center for a special evening with this groundbreaking historian as he explores his ancestral culinary history and a frank conversation about race and food

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Free but does not include museum admission


Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA