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To understand history and culture, Heritage Harvest Festival speaker looks to food
The Daily Progress Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 10 p.m.

Unique spices, old family recipes and flavorful ingredients can offer a taste of history where written accounts fail — and they are sometimes the only link when that history has been buried beneath the shadows of oppression.

At Monticello’s 11th annual Heritage Harvest Festival on Saturday, culinary historian and author Michael Twitty sat down with Corby Kummer, senior editor at The Atlantic, on Saturday to talk about his new book, “The Cooking Gene,” and how food transmits culture across time.

“The Old South is a place where people use food to tell themselves who they are, to tell others who they are, and to tell stories about where they’ve been,” Twitty wrote, opening his book.

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