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Pass the Plate: The FHM’s 3rd Annual Spring Cook-Off featuring Michael Twitty

March 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Pass the Plate: The FHM’s 3rd Annual Spring Cook-Off featuring Michael Twitty
March 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
The Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) 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 on Sunday, March 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The FHM. 

The FHM’s Spring Cook-Off is free and open to the public, and honors the delicious recipes passed down from generation to generation. We 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. 

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.

Our three confirmed celebrity judges are:

1. Rhonda Shear (American television personality, comedian, actress, and entrepreneur)

2. Darden Rice (St. Petersburg City Council chair)

3. Kanika Tomalin (Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg)

Prizes include:
-Gift certificate to The Fresh Market
-Gift certificate to Kalamazoo Olive Company
-Gift box from Savory Spice Shop
-Gift bag from Trader Joe’s St. Petersburg, Fl

To submit your family dish and/or reserve your seat, please 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 


March 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Florida Holocaust Museum
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FHM 3rd Fl.
55 5th Street S, Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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