Falmouth Jewish Congregation and the Jewish Book Council invite the public to a free, virtual Jewish Book Council Author Talk by bestselling author Michael W. Twitty about his latest book, Koshersoul, on Thursday, September 15 at 12:30 P.M.
To register for this Zoom webinar, go to the Jewish Book Council website’s events page at https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/events/koshersoul-a-conversation-with-michael-w-twitty-and-adeena-sussman. Books are available from the CLAMS library system and from Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth and can be ordered in person, by phone or online at www.eightcousins.com.
In this nation-wide event, James Beard award-winning and best-selling author Michael W. Twitty will engage in a conversation about identity, food, culture, and intersectionality with Adeena Sussman, food writer and author of the upcoming book Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals From My Table to Yours. Twitty, an African-American, Jewish author and culinary historian. His latest book, Koshersoul, is a thought-provoking memoir that looks at the creation of African-Jewish foods as a result of migration and the diaspora. 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. He 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. Twitty’s 2017 book The Cooking Gene traced his ancestry through food from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. It won the 2018 2018 James Beard Award for best writing as well as book of the year, making him the first Black author so awarded. It was also a finalist for The Kirkus Prize and The Art of Eating Prize and a 3rd place winner of Barnes & Noble’s Discover New Writer’s Awards in Nonfiction. His piece on visiting Ghana in Bon Appetit was included in Best Food Writing in 2019 and was nominated for a 2019 James Beard Award.
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.
Falmouth Jewish Congregation, as a member site of the Jewish Book Council, hosts monthly virtual author talks throughout the year. Coming up soon, on September 22 at 7pm, is Brad Snyder, constitutional scholar at Georgetown University and author of the just-published study of Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurther entitled Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment.