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Food for thought and for your palate with Culinary Historian Michael W. Twitty

The Harvey B. Gantt Center is a proud partner with Duke Energy in presenting the new Heritage & History series. This program series features nationally noted artists and scholars who are preserving Black culture through an array of disciplines. In hosting each culture keeper, the Gantt Center invites public participation in special events and experiences that illuminate important stories and engage audiences.

Heritage & History features Michael W. Twitty, chef, 2016 TED Fellow and independent scholar on African American food, folk culture and culinary traditions of the African Diaspora.

Twitty is a blogger, living history interpreter, and international expert on early Southern cuisine prepared by enslaved African American cooks for tables both high and low. His popular blog Afroculinaria.com is devoted to the preservation of historic African American foods and foodways. Twitty uses food to ignite conversation about cultural appropriation, African identity and American racial history.

Twitty appears in the documentary "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and has delivered presentations and cooking demonstrations for the Smithsonian Institution, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Library of Congress, and Oxford University's Symposium on Food and Cookery.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

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Headquartered in Charlotte, Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.4 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Visit Duke Energy's website here.

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