Families, youth & summer camp groups are invited to meet Food Historian Michael Twitty as he traces the backgrounds of heirloom seeds and present artifacts from plantations across the nation — telling the story of our living history through food. Student activities include planting heirloom seeds from across the diaspora at the new urban farm at Atwood Community Gardens and making their own ice cream! Lunch tickets can be purchased for $5 (a la carte items available). Atwood is located at 779, Atwood Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 — West End Atlanta, GA.
“The Cooking Gene: The Southern Discomfort Tour will lead us through the places my ancestors were enslaved as well as places of cultural memory related to slavery and the development and history of Southern cuisine. We are blogging and taking photos and video the entire way to document our journey and the historical narrative we uncover. I’m cooking and demonstrating historic foodways the entire way.
From Maryland to Louisiana and back–taking two separate routes. —-We will be visiting Baltimore, AnnapolisMD, Washington, D.C., Alexandria VA, Southern Maryland, Richmond VA, Petersburg VA, Farmville VA, Appomattox VA, Lynchburg, VA, Winston-Salem NC, Charlotte NC, Lancaster SC, Columbia SC, Redcliffe State Park SC, Augusta GA, Athens GA, Atlanta GA, Anniston AL, Birmingham AL, Tuscaloosa AL, Huntsville AL, Nashville TN, Memphis TN, Oxford MS, Jackson MS, Vicksburg MS, Natchez MS, Donaldsonville LA, New Orleans LA, Baton Rouge LA, Lafayette LA, Biloxi MS, Mobile AL, Montgomery AL, Russell County AL, Columbus GA, Jacksonville FL, Savannah GA, Daufuskie Island SC, Charleston SC, Georgetown SC, Wilmington NC, Raleigh-Durham NC, Halifax NC, Creswell, NC, Hampton Roads (Surry County, Williamsburg, Jamestown and Norfolk VA), Dorchester County MD, Easton MD—-” Michael Twitty, Food Historian