The list of speakers for IFBC 2018 in New Orleans is coming together! Stay tuned for announcements and our Call for Content in the coming weeks by subscribing to the IFBC newsletter (on the right) or by following us on social media. In the meantime, we’re pleased to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker:
Michael W. Twitty | Keynote Speaker | Afroculinaria
Michael W. Twitty is a renowned culinary historian and food writer from the Washington D.C. area. He blogs at Afroculinaria and has appeared on Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, and has lectured to over 300 groups. He has served as a judge for the James Beard Awards and is a Smith fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance. Additionally, Mr. Twitty is a TED fellow and speaker and the first Revolutionary in Residence at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He was named one of the top twenty greatest food bloggers of all time by FirstWeFeast.com as well as one of Southern Living‘s “Fifty People Changing the South.” HarperCollins released Mr. Twitty’s The Cooking Gene, in 2017, tracing his ancestry from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom.