Michael W. Twitty Biography

Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian and food writer from the Washington D.C. area. He blogs at Afroculinaria.com. He’s appeared on Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern, Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates and most recently Taste the Nation with Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi. HarperCollins released Twitty’s The Cooking Gene, in 2017, tracing his ancestry through food from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom, 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. THE COOKING GENE WON the 2018 James Beard Award for best writing as well as book of the year, making him the first Black author so awarded. 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. His next book, Rice became available through UNC Press in 2021. Kosher Soul, his follow up to The Cooking Gene, will be out in 2022 through HarperCollins. Twitty has a hit spice line based on The Cooking Gene and a recent special guest appearance on Michelle Obama's Waffles and Mochi show on Netflix.

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Michael W. Twitty Videos

Gastronomy and the social justice reality of food | Michael Twitty
SAC 2015 Keynote: Michael Twitty
Kosher/Soul | Michael Twitty

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Michael W. Twitty is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Food & Beverage, Faith & Religion and Jewish Heritage. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael W. Twitty for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Michael W. Twitty generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Clayborne Carson and Xernona Clayton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael W. Twitty for an upcoming event.

Michael W. Twitty Videos

Gastronomy and the social justice reality of food | Michael Twitty
SAC 2015 Keynote: Michael Twitty
Kosher/Soul | Michael Twitty
Talking 'Southern Discomfort': Foodcast with Michael Twitty

Michael W. Twitty Reviews

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How to book Michael W. Twitty?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael W. Twitty for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michael W. Twitty, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael W. Twitty or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Michael W. Twitty?

Booking fees for Michael W. Twitty, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael W. Twitty, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Michael W. Twitty?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael W. Twitty for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael W. Twitty for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael W. Twitty or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael W. Twitty or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Michael W. Twitty is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Food & Beverage, Faith & Religion and Jewish Heritage. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael W. Twitty for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Michael W. Twitty generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Clayborne Carson and Xernona Clayton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael W. Twitty for an upcoming event.

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