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  • The Cooking Gene
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    06/08/2018

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Michael Twitty is coming to Cliveden! 

    Critically acclaimed author, foodways historian, and the first African American winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Book of the Year award, Michael Twitty, will discuss his recent book and the patterns of enslavement connecting Philadelphia, Maryland, and Delaware.

    Mr. Twitty is a Judaic studies teacher in Washington, D.C. and has interests in food culture, food history, Jewish cultural issues, African American history and cultural politics. His blog, Afroculinaria, explores food’s role in the development and definition of African American civilization. We’re excited to have Mr. Twitty share his expertise on foodways and culture with us as we continue to explore the Chew family’s connections in Maryland. 
    The Cooking Gene will be held in our Carriage House, which is wheelchair accessible. Tickets for this Cliveden Conversation are $8 and can be purchased through the Eventbrite link listed above. Be sure to purchase yours today!
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  • Sustenance & Soul
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    06/09/2018

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Join foodways historian Michael Twitty and local jazz great Warren Oree for a day of food and music as we explore the history of the Chews and their enslaved and free workers in new ways. This event is free to the public and we encourage you to bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic for Warren’s concert at 3 PM. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

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