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Simply Ancient Grains by Maria Speck
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Apr 14, 2015 | ISBN 9781607745884

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“Maria Speck is my whole grain guru. She conjures the appeal and sumptuousness of these wondrous staple foods in a way that makes me want to run to the kitchen immediately and start cooking. Her passion, knowledge, and good taste are reflected on every page in this beautiful book that makes eating whole grains more approachable and inspiring than ever.” 
–Ellie Krieger, RD, host of The Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and author of Weeknight Wonders

Simply Ancient Grains is an ode to bringing whole grains into the modern kitchen, not simply as ‘health food,’ but as nourishing and delicious additions to the home cook’s pantry. The artful recipes make use of unique flavors and textures, weaving together the exotic and the familiar. For the whole grain lover, this book is a trustworthy reference and an inspiration.”
–John Becker and Megan Scott, authors of Joy of Cooking

“Maria Speck brings a wealth of surprise to grains with her vivid sense of color, and her attention to texture and, of course, to taste. All of these elements come into view in an utterly fresh way. What an innovative book!” 
–Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

“Speck simplifies cooking with grains without sacrificing flavor. Her recipes—including minted barley and fennel stew with marinated feta, New England cider mussels with fresh cranberries and bulgur, and walnut spelt biscotti with olive oil—are deliciously nourishing and not to be missed.”
Library Journal, starred review

“…the ultimate grain decoder.” 
Real Simple

Other praise for Simply Ancient Grains:

M.F.K. Fisher Award winner
One of Bon Appétit’s favorite new cookbooks
Named a best new cookbook by Tasting Table 
Per Publisher’s Weekly, one of the most anticipated new cookbooks by food bloggers
One of the Washington Post’s highly recommended cookbooks of 2015
A pick in Huffington Post‘s holiday gift guide for the food lover
One of Sweet Paul’s 24 favorite cookbooks of 2015
Here & Now‘s (WBUR-FM) favorite cookbook of 2015
One of Fresh New England’s top New England cookbooks
One of Take Part’s sustainable food gifts you want to buy

Table Of Contents



ancient grains 101

Ancient Grains A to Z
How to Cook Ancient Grains 
How to Bake with Ancient Grains
Grain Cooking Table
Pick Your Grains—Menu Inspirations for the Week Ahead 

Warming Bowls for Busy Mornings

slow mornings
Brunch, Lunch, and Breakfast-for-Dinner

salads and sides
For Every Day and for Holidays

soups and stews 
For Busy Nights and Slow Weekends

From Ancient Grains to Modern Heirlooms 

simply mains
For Busy Nights and Slow Weekends 

simple and sweet
Desserts for Every Day and for the Holidays

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