Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries & More

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries & More

Food writer Maria Speck?s passion for propelling Old World staples such as farro, barley, polenta, and wheat berries to the forefront of new American cooking is beautifully presented in Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. In this inspired and highly personal book, Maria Speck draws on food traditions from across the Mediterranean and northern Europe to reveal how versatile, s Food writer Maria Speck?s passion for propelling Old World staples such as farro, barley, polenta, and wheat berries ...

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Title:Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries & More
Author:Maria Speck
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:1580083544
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries & More Reviews

  • Rosemary
    Nov 13, 2011

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

  • Emily
    Apr 12, 2013

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

  • Sally
    Jul 08, 2018

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

  • Valerie
    Jul 25, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

  • Tim
    Nov 30, 2011

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

  • Melissa
    Feb 15, 2013

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

  • Kristi
    Oct 08, 2015

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

  • Firefly
    Oct 14, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

    Just what I've been looking for.. for everrr! Great Ideas.. great photos. This book makes me hungry. ...

  • Katherine Collins
    Jun 09, 2014

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

  • Jenny
    Jun 22, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

  • Katie
    Apr 20, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

    Just what I've been looking for.. for everrr! Great Ideas.. great photos. This book makes me hungry. ...

    great recipes. ...

    Interesting things to do with ancient grains. Not sure if it will make me love bulger though. ...

  • Beka
    Apr 20, 2013

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

  • Megan
    Aug 02, 2014

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

  • A.
    May 30, 2015

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

    Just what I've been looking for.. for everrr! Great Ideas.. great photos. This book makes me hungry. ...

    great recipes. ...

  • Farrah
    Jan 31, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

  • Jolene
    Jul 18, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

  • Erica
    Mar 07, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

  • Carol Penn-Romine
    Aug 06, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

    Just what I've been looking for.. for everrr! Great Ideas.. great photos. This book makes me hungry. ...

    great recipes. ...

    Interesting things to do with ancient grains. Not sure if it will make me love bulger though. ...

    These are healthy grains, people. Get cooking! I found this book at the library & it gave me some good inspiration. ...

    Best cookbook I've read in some time! ...

    Excellent! This book is a keeper. ...

  • Pam
    Aug 04, 2014

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

    Just what I've been looking for.. for everrr! Great Ideas.. great photos. This book makes me hungry. ...

    great recipes. ...

    Interesting things to do with ancient grains. Not sure if it will make me love bulger though. ...

    These are healthy grains, people. Get cooking! I found this book at the library & it gave me some good inspiration. ...

    Best cookbook I've read in some time! ...

    Excellent! This book is a keeper. ...

    ...

  • Michael Hentrich
    Jun 26, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

  • Mary
    Jan 28, 2013

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

    Just what I've been looking for.. for everrr! Great Ideas.. great photos. This book makes me hungry. ...

    great recipes. ...

    Interesting things to do with ancient grains. Not sure if it will make me love bulger though. ...

    These are healthy grains, people. Get cooking! I found this book at the library & it gave me some good inspiration. ...

  • Dan
    Sep 26, 2012

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

  • Jill
    May 07, 2014

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

    Just what I've been looking for.. for everrr! Great Ideas.. great photos. This book makes me hungry. ...

    great recipes. ...

    Interesting things to do with ancient grains. Not sure if it will make me love bulger though. ...

    These are healthy grains, people. Get cooking! I found this book at the library & it gave me some good inspiration. ...

    Best cookbook I've read in some time! ...

    Excellent! This book is a keeper. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Maryanne Gobble
    Aug 31, 2013

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

    I love her approach to eating "healthy," and all the great details on grains. This book is awesome just because of the cooking time chart and grain reviews. Although most of the recipes are a little too fancy for me, I can see a lot of great things to adapt and incorporate into my fami...

    I would eat everything is this cook book. Plus it's well written and informative. ...

    Great recipes of whole foods and ancients grains. Many ancient grains are good for those trying to go gluten free! ...

    A great book for beginning and experienced ancient grain users alike. Delicious, healthy recipes throughout. ...

    A must read for someone who's interested in whole grains, though I didn't find a recipe to spark my interest. ...

    Just what I've been looking for.. for everrr! Great Ideas.. great photos. This book makes me hungry. ...

    great recipes. ...

    Interesting things to do with ancient grains. Not sure if it will make me love bulger though. ...

    These are healthy grains, people. Get cooking! I found this book at the library & it gave me some good inspiration. ...

    Best cookbook I've read in some time! ...

  • Jennifer Hill
    Nov 02, 2014

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

  • Michael
    Jul 22, 2013

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

  • Angela
    Feb 04, 2017

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

  • Julie
    May 29, 2014

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

  • BookBec
    Mar 04, 2015

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...

    I think my favorite part of this book are the two tables laying out the grains with how much water they need and their cooking time! But the full on recipes were inspirational as well. I'd like to spend more time with this book when my pantry is better set-up (recently moved and didn't...

    If you purchased a big sack of spelt in a fit of wholesome intentions and find it still sitting in your pantry 6 months later, this book (along with ?SuperNatural?) is for you! It?s chock full of delicious, uncomplicated recipes that leave you feeling genuinely nourished, without...

    This book is a great introduction to the wide variety of whole grains out there and delicious ways to prepare them. I learned a lot about foods and grains from all over the world, and I even tried a few of the recipes in here as well. The "Greek Yogurt Ice Cream" and the "Mushrooms, Cr...

    Beautiful to look at and full of enticing recipes using a variety of grains. The recipes sound good and the photographs look good. I want to try the Tomato-Rye Risotto with Cumin and Chorizo and the Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets. The Kamut Salad with Carrots and Pomegranate and t...

    Greatly enjoyed this cookbook. It's one you can read and cook from both. The introductory section provided useful and interesting cultural and cooking information on a wide variety of grains. I had time to make the rosemary lemon scones before I returned it to the library. It's one I p...

    Very informative cookbook for whole grains (and pseudo-grains). I will use the charts for cooking times and water to grain ratios frequently. I appreciate the way she melds her Greek and German heritage in these recipes. The cumin-scented quinoa (with sumac) was delicious, as was the a...

    i would have loved this cookbook ten years ago when i was wondering what to do with all these wheatberries and farro grains. you experiment, ultimately, and that's what this nice author has done too. you might find some good inspiration here. i didn't mark any favorite passages (recipe...

    Excellent basic introduction to whole grains and whole grain cookery. No preachy health food stance taken - simply good food made with good ingredients. Having just read through the book I have yet to try out any of the recipes, but they look easy enough to follow, and I'll be doing so...

    A wonderful book filled with easily veganizable recipes...(if you are vegan). The pages of research of the grains themselves is interesting. The Cumin Scented Quinoa Salad with Beets is creamy and refreshing. The recipes in this book cover all seasons, but the salads are unique and per...

    Having owned this book less than. 24 hrs., I baked my first recipe from it-- a complete success. I expect many more successes from this treasure of a book. Received this as a gift-- and wow, such a gift! Written from the perspective of a foodie rather than a health fanatic, it is clear...

    This is a nice book for a home cook in that it offers recipes with interesting flavor combinations that do not require too many ingredients. Speck's Mediterranean background is a big influence on the recipes. ...

    This is a wonderful book to introduce you to the vast variety of grains. Often our modern culture cooks mainly with wheat, corn, oats, and rice. But there are so many other grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa, rye, kamut, spelt, and farro. ...

    Checked this out after seeing it in a 'Top cookbook of 2011' list. Fairly satisfied Good for a library checkout -- there weren't enough recipes that personally appealed to me to make me want to buy it for my discerning cookbook shelf. ...

    I wanted to like this book more ... whole grains are so tasty! But I stay away from sugar and dairy products, which meant there were many, many no-go recipes for me. (The author is very fond of Greek yogurt in and on her dishes.) I will definitely try the quinoa cakes with smoked trout...

  • Kimberly Ann
    Jan 15, 2016

    Greek inspired recipes using a variety of whole grains. Not so much to my own taste. ...

    I am giving a 4-star rating because I have not actually tried any of the recipes yet. But I very much enjoyed reading this book and most everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try these recipes! ...

    This is a cookbook that focuses on: Mediterranean whole grain recipes for barley, farro, kamut, polenta, wheat berries, & more.... I know from experience there is such a large variety of grains that Armenians eat and so many ways to cook & serve them and that makes for nice &am...