Join us in celebrating the history of African American and Jewish cuisine. Participate in one or all of the scheduled events.
Schedule of Events
- 5:30 pm: Kosher Soul Family Education Program (for elementary school aged children and their families)
- 6:30 pm: Buffet Dinner featuring vegetarian, ethnic foods cooked by a diverse group of local chefs
$8 per person. Please note: This meal will be vegetarian but not Kosher certified.
Advanced registration and payment is required for dinner which has now closed. Please contact Ellen Weismer at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about potential availability.
- 7:30 pm: Kosher Soul Talk - a celebration of the history of African American and Kosher Cuisine
- 8:30 pm: Reception provided by Temple Beth El Sisterhood
Catch Michael Twitty on the Radio
Michael Twitty will be interviewed on the local radio show, This Morning with Derrell Conner, on Tuesday, April 5th. The show is from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Michael's interview will most likely air after the news clip at 10:00 am.
About Michael Twitty
Michael W. Twitty is a recognized culinary historian, community scholar, and living history interpreter focusing on historic African American food and folk culture as well as a seasoned Jewish educator of over a decade with a specific interest in Jewish folk culture and its links to food.
He is webmaster of www.afroculinaria.com, the first website/blog devoted to the preservation of historic African American foods and foodways as well as a record of his own journey as African American Jew in creating his own culinary traditions.
Michael Twitty has conducted classes and workshops, written curricula and educational programs, and has given lectures and performed cooking demonstrations for over 200 organizations. He is currently working on a book based on his Cooking Gene project exploring the link between culinary history, family history and genetics.
All events are sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Madison with generous support from Hadassah, Temple Beth El Sisterhood, Jewish Social Services, and the West Madison Senior Center