Nothing Happens Unless First A Dream: Michael Twitty’s Rice Dreams

“Rice connects me to every other person, southern and global, who is nourished by rice’s traditions and customs.”

Michael Twitty is a culinary historian and author of the James Beard Award-winning The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South. He is also a beloved old friend of this website. 

In his newest cookbook, almost a love letter to that worldwide staple rice, Twitty provides fifty-one recipes that perfectly captures the significance and joyful culinary diversity of this global crop.

Twitty shows us again, and again, exactly why he is one of America’s greatest food writers. Lucky us. Sephardic Pink Rice is particularly delightful, but there are so many gems. This book is a must have. Available now. 

Twitty, Michael. Rice: a Savor the South Cookbook. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2021.