15 2022

Michael Twitty: Koshersoul

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Contact Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
413-442-4360 x10

In partnership with the Jewish Book Council, Jewish Federation of the Berkshires co-hosts chef Michael Twitty for a virtual pre-Rosh Hashanah conversation.  In Koshersoul, Michael W. Twitty considers the marriage of two of the most distinctive culinary cultures in the world today: the food and traditions of the African Atlantic and the global Jewish diaspora.  To Twitty, the creation of African-Jewish cooking is a conversation of migrations and a dialogue of diasporas offering a rich background for inventive recipes and the people who create them.  The question that most intrigues him is not just who makes the food, but how the food makes the people.  Jews of Color are not outliers, Twitty contends, but significant and meaningful cultural creators in both Black and Jewish civilizations.  Koshersoul also explores how food has shaped the journeys of numerous cooks, including Twitty's own passage to and within Judaism.  As intimate, thought-provoking, and profound as The Cooking Gene, this remarkable book teases the senses as it offers sustenance for the soul.  

Sponsor: Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and the Jewish Book Council