I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
Juneteenth: a holiday celebrated with food
Today, we celebrate Juneteenth, the day slavery ended in Texas.
Here’s a quick introduction to the food traditions, courtesy of the food historian Michael Twitty and Oprah Winfrey.
If you want to dig deeper, there is plenty to work with. For starters:
And anything by Michael Twitty is worth reading.