Michael Twitty will present a lecture entitled “The Evolution of African Foodways in the Most Southern Place on Earth: Colonial and Antebellum Mississippi” at 7pm on Wednesday, March 8 in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory.  This event is free and open to the public.

Michael Twitty authors the food blog Afroculinaria and is currently a Symposium Fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance. He devotes himself to “preparing, preserving and promoting African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa and her Diaspora and its legacy in the food culture of the American South.”

Twitty will also play a central role in this weekend’s Behind the Big House event in Holly Springs, Mississippi, sponsored by Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs. The event lasts through Sunday, April 12th and includes archaeological digging, culinary interpretations, and tours of former slave cabins. Find a schedule for Behind the Big House here.

Photo courtesy of  Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs
Photo courtesy of Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs