Award-Winning Author & Chef Dishes up Cultural Significance of Soul Food

Michael TwittyJoin Richland Library as we feature a James Beard Award winner and renowned chef during Let's Talk Race: A Conversation with Culinary Historian Michael Twitty from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 12. Please register at or call 803-799-9084 to attend this online program, which is free and open to the public.

Twitty plans to discuss his award-winning book The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South and offer his fresh perspective on race, southern cuisine and the cultural significance of soul food with local Gullah cultural bearer and chef "BJ" Dennis. To learn more about Twitty, visit

This Let's Talk Race program is made possible thanks to funding from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and SC Humanities.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

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