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The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty
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My goal was for us to travel the South looking for sites of cultural and culinary memory while researching my family history and seeing the food culture of the region as it stood in the early twenty-first century.
This is a deeply personal account of Twitty's exploration of his genetic make up and how it impacts the food he prepares and shares with others. It's a bit scattered and sometimes the genealogy is confusing, but the descriptions of meals and the retelling of stories of his enslaved ancestors make for a unique and important approach to the discussion of race and racism in society.
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Reading Progress

December 25, 2020 – Started Reading
December 25, 2020 – Shelved
December 29, 2020 – Finished Reading

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