“I rotated the Plantation Pineapple bottle in my hands. The name dug at me.”
Michael Twitty’s call-to-change, written for the food media, also serves as a thoughtful challenge for consumers.
When was the last time a random diner assumed they naturally knew more than you about what you wanted to eat or drink—and told you as much?
We as a culture are more dialed into the subtle implications of food and dining, who fits in where, than ever before.
“Food media is never so diverse as when it runs these lists—its pages fill with names of restaurateurs and chefs of color.”
“What if the South led?” Moderator John Simpkins posed this question halfway through a two-day gathering at Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee, which focused on how difference based on color imprints and imperils American food culture.
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Booker Wright, a black waiter from Greenwood, Mississippi, became an unlikely Civil Rights hero.