The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

Michael W. Twitty

480 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

nonfiction food and drink history informative reflective slow-paced

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A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry--both black and white--through food, from Africa to Ameri...

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informative 96%
reflective 81%
challenging 45%
emotional 45%
inspiring 26%
hopeful 13%
dark 10%
sad 8%
funny 5%
adventurous 3%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

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medium 28%
fast 2%

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