Experience an 18th-century barbecue that recreates the practices of enslaved African Americans living in early America as Michael Twitty roasts a whole sheep over an open pit. The foodways of the enslaved have had a profound influence on the flavors that persist in American recipes, intrinsically linking African culture with our present understanding of traditional food. Michael Twitty’s food will give you a taste of the past while offering an understanding of the unique stories and experiences of enslaved African Americans.
This event is sold out. To purchase tickets for Africa in Our Kitchens: How Enslaved African American Cooks Influenced American Cuisine on Friday, May 25, please call (502) 897-9845.
Historical interpreter and culinary historian Michael Twitty will discuss his research into the foodways of the enslaved and how their culture and experience shaped the American palate. Tickets: $12/$10 for Locust Grove members. Reservations required; call (502) 897-9845.
Volunteer and neighbor Jennifer McCormick will lead you on a tour of the 30 acres of Locust Grove that are wooded. Learn about native species and those introduced by settlers and see traces of the past as you follow the forest trails. $9 for adults, $7 Locust Grove members, $4 ages 6-12. Free for children under 6. Reservations required; please call 502-897-9845. Meet at the Visitors' Center.