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’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.