2017 Diaspora Dinner with Michael W. Twitty

August 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the African Diaspora and Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry present the 2017 Diaspora Dinner

An evening with Culinary & Cultural Historian, Michael W. Twitty Celebrating his new book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South.

Tuesday, August 29

6:30pm The Museum Champagne & small bites  7:15pm Procession to the St. Regis 7:30pm  A dining and cultural experience weaving a multi-course meal created by Chefs Twitty and Terry, inspired by African-American food traditions; lively conversation with Chef Twitty & food writer, Stephen Satterfield; and the musical collage of Jazz and Soul vocalist, Valerie Troutt.

“In addition to Twitty being a brilliant writer, he is a Black, openly gay, progressive Jew – pretty much the reason G-d created the Bay Area – the true embodiment of the diaspora.”
Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry

$250 Includes signed copy of The Cooking Gene. Seating is limited.
Proceeds benefit the artistic programs of the Museum of the African Diaspora.

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Cover photo by: Jonathan M. Lewis

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