Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Black-Jewish Cookbook Author Michael Twitty Comes To Philly Next Month

The event is on September 22.

Black-Jewish Cookbook Author Michael Twitty Comes To Philly Next Month

On September 22, James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Twitty will appear at a book talk and signing at Philadelphia's Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (The Weitzman) in support of his new book: "Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew."

Through its 50+ recipes, "Koshersoul" does not represent a fusion of the two cuisines, but instead honors and lifts up the myriad intersections between the African American and Jewish American diasporic identities. Having wrestled with his identity as a Jewish American of African descent, Twitty uses culinary arts and history to write a narrative of what it means to be a Jew of Color in America.

Twitty will be in conversation with Joan Nathan, a James Beard Award-winning authority on Jewish food. The two will explore the cultural crossroads of Jewish and African diasporic cuisines and related issues of memory, identity, and food.

Their conversation will be immediately followed by a book-signing with Twitty and Nathan. Attendees can pre-order books or purchase them on-site.

Throughout its public programming, The Weitzman often brings celebrity chefs, cooking demos, and thought-provoking discussions about food culture to in-person and online audiences.

"Michael Twitty's body of work has helped many people with intersecting identities feel seen, while also sparking new ways to think about, interpret, and engage with Jewish, Black, and American histories." said Dan Samuels, Director of Public Programs at The Weitzman. "Twitty is a mensch and a scholar. I can't wait to host him in person at The Weitzman."

Visit https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2192037®id=3&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Ftheweitzman.org%2Fevents%2Fkoshersoul%2F?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1 to learn more.Black-Jewish Cookbook Author Michael Twitty Comes To Philly Next Month


Join Team BroadwayWorld

Are you an avid theatergoer in Philadelphia? We're looking for people like you to share your thoughts and insights with our readers. Team BroadwayWorld members get access to shows to review, conduct interviews with artists, and the opportunity to meet and network with fellow theatre lovers and arts workers.

Interested? Learn more here.


 

Regional Awards


More Hot Stories For You


InterAct Theatre Company Seeking U.S.-Based Playwrights To Receive A $15,000 CommissionInterAct Theatre Company Seeking U.S.-Based Playwrights To Receive A $15,000 Commission
September 26, 2022

Over the next two years InterAct will commission three plays to be written about and with Philadelphia communities that are under-represented on local (and national) stages. The first of the three Philly Cycle commissions will focus on the city's community of African American Muslims, which numbers around 200,000.

The Strides Collective Presents World Premiere of THE PIGEONThe Strides Collective Presents World Premiere of THE PIGEON
September 26, 2022

greater Philadelphia area, will offer the World Premiere of the pigeon. this October. This new play is written by Founding Artistic Director Jonathan V. Edmonson, with direction by Kyle Metzger, and is the Collective's first in-person production.

Temple Theaters Tells The Story Of ONCE ON THIS ISLANDTemple Theaters Tells The Story Of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
September 26, 2022

For its first musical of the 2022-23 season, Temple Theaters brings one of the most beloved shows in Broadway history, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, to the intimate Randall Theater.

Chef Jose Garces Unveils Line-Up for Chefs in Residency at Volvér for Second Season, Plus New Portuguese MenuChef Jose Garces Unveils Line-Up for Chefs in Residency at Volvér for Second Season, Plus New Portuguese Menu
September 26, 2022

 James Beard Award-Winner and Iron Chef Jose Garces has announced a brand new line-up for his Chefs in Residency Program at Volvér on Kimmel Cultural Campus. Back in time for the return of in-person performing arts, Garces kicks off season two with Chef Ruben 'Big Rube' Harley (Chef Big Rube’s Kitchen at Pitchers Pub).

Old City Fest Returns with Food, Drink, Circus, Art, Design and Music in OctoberOld City Fest Returns with Food, Drink, Circus, Art, Design and Music in October
September 26, 2022

Old City District will present the seventh annual Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th).