Join us for an Author Talk with Michael W. Twitty to discuss "Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew" as we honor Black History Month. 

The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Events for Adults Events for High Schoolers
Author Talk Lecture
Arlington Public Library
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About the book

Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew explores how food has shaped the journeys of numerous cooks, including Twitty’s own passage to and within Judaism.

About the author

The James Beard award-winning author of the acclaimed The Cooking Gene explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish and African diaspora cuisine and issues of memory, identity, and food. In Koshersoul, Michael 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. 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. 

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