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Holocaust Museum Hosts Cook-Off

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Michael Twitty, author of the Afroculinaria food blog, will give a cooking demonstration and provide a sampling.

ST. PETERSBURG – The Florida Holocaust Museum invites the community to come together in a celebration of family, history, heritage, and delicious recipes at the Museum’s 3rd Annual Pass the Plate: The FHM’s Spring Cook-Off  from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 26.

The FHM’s Spring Cook-Off is free and open to the public, and honors the recipes passed down from generation to generation. Organizers invite the public to enter a family dish, taste the traditional recipes of others, or both.

The program will feature a cooking demonstration and sampling from Michael Twitty, culinary historian, food writer, and Judaic Studies teacher. Twitty’s work is focused on African-American foodways, culinary traditions of African diaspora, and African influence on food culture in the American South. He is the author of the food blog Afroculinaria.

Those in attendance will have a chance to sample dishes and vote on their favorites to award a People’s Choice Award, so participants in the contest are encouraged to bring sufficient quantities for the public to taste. Local celebrity judges will present a Judge’s Choice Award. Few dishes can win, but everyone will leave with an appreciation for the stories and recipes that connect us to the past and inspire us in the present.

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Michael Twitty

To submit your family dish and/or reserve your seat, call (727) 820-0100 ext. 301 as soon as possible to ensure your spot. You must register your dish ahead of time. No fish, shellfish, or pork recipes, please.

This program is one of many free programs to be offered by The FHM this year in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. For additional information about this program and to learn more about The FHM’s upcoming 25th Anniversary events and exhibitions, visit the Museum online at

Photo of Micheal Twitty courtesy of the Florida Holocaust Museum.

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