Michael Twitty is an independent researcher and teacher whose work explores the impact of the African roots and traditions of American Southern cooking -- which have been largely erased from history. He has a background in African American studies and anthropology from Howard University. Twitty is the founder of The Cooking Gene project, and blogs about "Culinary Traditions of Africa, African America and the African Diaspora" on Afroculinaria.com.
The Washington Post's Michaele Weissman wrote about Twitty and his work here: "His Paula Deen takedown went viral. But this food scholar isn’t done yet." (16 February 2016)