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Digging Up the Roots of Soul Food With Chef Michael Twitty

Plus: the Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ contest

The New York Times Food For Tomorrow Conference 2016 - Day 1 Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times

Joe House is joined by chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty to discuss his new book, The Cooking Gene, and explore the culinary roots of Southern food (3:55). Then, Twitty gifts House with an incredible “Last Meal on Earth” (34:50). Finally, House and Juliet Litman convene for a special edition of Food News that includes a live taste test of the three finalists in the Lay's “Do Us a Flavor” contest (44:13).