“The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot” is an absolute do-not-miss food party/conference set to go off at New Orleans Dillard University Thursday, April 16, 2015 and continuing Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana.
Michael Twitty appeared on our radar years ago when we began following his writings on his crucial Afroculinaria blog where the good chef is documenting his work concerning ancient and near-forgotten cooking techniques of the Civil War-era.
We read dozens of food blogs and Twitty’s is one of the best ones out there.
Michael Twitty will be joined by fellow powerhouses Dr. Ibrahima Seck, A.P. Tureaud Jr, Liz Williams, Zella Palmer and Austin Sonnier. They comprise a who’s who of modern food letters concerning Deep South cuisine of the here, now and 1800s.
The event Thursday April 16th 2015, “Reading the West & Central African Presence in the Creole Culinary Repertoire” features Twitty as keynote speaker and is free.
At the event Friday April 17th 2015 at Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, Michael Twitty will present a cooking demonstration. One imagines a vast array of vintage cast iron cookware and plenty hardwood fire will be in effect for this demo. Cost is $30.
We’re practically foaming at the mouth over these events and you should be too.