About Michael W. Twitty

Michael W. Twitty is an African-American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator. He is the author of The Cooking Gene and Rice, and winner of the 2018 James Beard award for Book of the Year. @thecookinggene

A spoonful of uncooked Carolina Gold rice.

The History of Rice

Michael W. Twitty digs deep into the history of rice and the role African-American slaves played in the dissemination, cultivation, and harvesting of this beloved grain.