Description: Food justice, social justice, environmental justice, food sovereignty—and entire language has developed around how we want to see and live in a better world where fairness and right action prevail. In an extension of these concepts, Michael has begun to promote his notion of culinary justice—the idea that historically oppressed peoples have a right to authority, sovereignty, prosperity and acknowledgement in their contribution to national and global foodways. Michael joined UNC Asheville for a lively discussion to explore the way the preparation of food unites and divides our narratives and how we can use it for the good.
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Twitty was also guest host for UNC Asheville's fourth annual Farm-to-Table on the Quad, with the theme One Southern Family.