Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew
September 15, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 PM
The Lessans Family Literary Series and the Jewish Book Council Present: Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew: A Conversation with Michael W. Twitty and Adeena Sussman
Thursday, September 15 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (ET) | Zoom | Free
Join the Bender JCC and Jewish Book Council as we virtually welcome bestselling author Michael W. Twitty in a conversation about identity, food, culture, and intersectionality. Koshersoul is a thought-provoking memoir that looks at the creation of African-Jewish foods as a result of migration and the diaspora. Michael Twitty will be joined by Adeena Sussman, food writer and author of the upcoming book Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals From My Table To Yours.
Michael W. Twitty is a noted culinary and cultural historian and the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacies. Twitty has appeared throughout the media, including on NPR’s The Splendid Table, and has given more than 250 talks in the United States and abroad.
Adeena Sussman has co-authored eleven cookbooks, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Cravings—and its bestselling follow-up Hungry for More—with Chrissy Teigen. She is also the author of Tahini. She moved to Israel in 2015 and lives footsteps from Carmel Market. She has written about Israeli food for Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Her forthcoming book is Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours.
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