Where Southern Food Really Came From

As a culinary historian, Michael W. Twitty has researched the origins of Southern food traditions. In August he joined us to talk about the history of soul food, barbecue and other Southern staples and about how these styles of cooking bring together people from different backgrounds. His new book is called “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South” (Amistad).

This episode originally aired on August 22, 2017.