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Interview: Michael W. Twitty and The Cooking Gene


Culinary and cultural historian Michael W. Twitty is giving the 2020 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture in Knoxville, presented by Friends of the Knox County Public Library and The Library Society of the University of Tennessee. Twitty is the author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South. In between tour dates and trips to Africa, he carved out a few minutes to speak to WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper on the phone.

Chrissy served as WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue from late 2021 to early 2023. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She had previously been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally filled in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.