KOSHER/SOUL: Michael Twitty Community Conversation and Dinner at New Roots World Headquarters, plus other special events in partnership with the Frazier History Museum and the Jewish Community of Louisville.
Louisville, KY--New Roots, a Louisville-based food justice nonprofit, in partnership with the Jewish Community of Louisville, the Frazier History Museum, and Fresh Stop Market leaders are hosting Michael Twitty—world renowned culinary historian and leader in the Kosher/Soul movement—at a special community reception at The Table on Tuesday, June 6th, from 6 to 8 p.m. The entire community is invited.
This event seeks to introduce the Louisville community to Michael Twitty’s special brand of Kosher/Soul. “Kosher/Soul deals with identity cooking,” explains Mr. Twitty. “Identity cooking isn’t about fusion; rather it’s how we construct complex identities and then express them through how we eat. Very few people in the modern West eat one cuisine or live within one culinary construct.”
Mr. Twitty will be demonstrating his special black-eyed pea hummus and leading a discussion with the community about his life as a Jewish person of color, and sharing his deep love of food and culture. “Being Kosher/Soul is about melding the histories, tastes, flavors, and Diasporic wisdom of being Black and being Jewish. Both cultures express many of their cultural and spiritual values through the plate and Kosher/Soul is about that ongoing journey.” Mr. Twitty recently received the Editor’s Choice Food and Culture Award from Saveur. He will also be signing copies of his new cookbook, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South, available on Amazon.
The talk will preceded by a special mediterranean buffet prepared with love from Naked Hummus chefs Amy Green and Ohad Holzberg. The event costs $5 but a limited number of free tickets are available for students, seniors on a fixed income, and others facing limited resources.
“This is a unique opportunity for everyone interested in food, culture, and justice, from all backgrounds, to connect with one another in one physical space,” said Karyn Moskowitz, executive director at New Roots. “The reception will also provide an excellent platform to spread the word about how Fresh Stop Markets use a cooperative economic model to help solve food insecurity in our region.” New Roots wishes to thank you the Frazier History Museum for sponsoring this event and for their understanding about the importance of agriculture to Kentucky’s culture and economy. New Roots is still looking for sponsors for their food justice work. Click here to purchase tickets. Click here to donate: http://www.newroots.org/donate-2017.html
Cook to the Root! Party: April 9th, 6-8 PM, Monnik Beer Company
Calling all chefs and home cooks! Chef Meghan Levins and New Roots is having a party at Monnik Beer Company! Please call Karyn at 502-475-8979 if you want to come or you know of someone who is interested. Due to limited space, we only have room for chefs serious about volunteering their time for the 2017 growing season. If you'd like to donate to this Chef to Fresh Stop Market Initiative, we could use your help. We are 1/3 of the way to our $15K 2017 goal. Your donation will pay for food that is used in our cooking demos. Sponsorship levels come with great perks for your business! See below for details. Click here to donate.
Sponsorship Levels and Benefits
$50-$250 Okra-Level Sponsor
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Farm Tour: Sometime in October, 2017. Check back for more details later on in the year.
Thanksgiving Farmer Appreciation Potluck Dinner and Fresh Stop Market
This year we will be celebrating again at the Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center on Thursday, November 17th, 4:30-6:00 (Share pick up) and dinner and program 6:00-7:30 PM. Everyone please bring a healthy, covered dish. We provide the meat and veggie burgers.
Leaders' Year End Dinner at The Table Restaurant