Melibee Global Speaker, Michael W. Twitty, has won the Jewish Book of the Year Award for his memoir Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew. The Jewish Book Council selected his book for its ‘deep dives into theology, identity, and of course, food.’
Koshersoul is an exploration of ‘how food makes the people, as Jews of Colors are not outliers, but significant and meaningful cultural creators in both Black and Jewish civilizations.’ Within a handful of pages, the reader is treated with what makes Michael’s writing so worthy of awards. -“Jewish food is just like the Jewish people – it looks like wherever we’ve been and whoever we’ve been with.” While it contains more than 50 pages of recipes and suggestions on how one can koshersoul their own menus, it also shares stories that will have you grabbing for a box of tissues.
Michael has been traveling extensively sharing stories of Koshersoul – with his first visit to Toronto, Canada in several years. He has most recently been in Atlanta for two talks.
Michael is available for in person and virtual talks for companies, conferences, not for profits, colleges (including short residencies) and communities. You can learn more about how to book him here.