Ancient Grains for Modern Meals Cookbook {giveaway}

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals cookbooks
There are several common food-related resolutions we’ve been seeing in everyone’s comments on yesterday’s post. You can probably guess what they are, but the one we’re focusing on today (and hopefully for the rest of this New Year!) is “Eat More Whole Grains.” …

And what could be more appropriate to help keep that resolution than an entire cookbook dedicated to grains? Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck was recognized as a Notable Cookbook of 2011, and lucky for two of you, we have TWO copies of this gorgeous cookbook, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. One of them was meant for us to keep, but after browsing, flipping, reading, and of course cooking through a few of the recipes, it wouldn’t be fair not to share with you.

In the book, Maria defines each type of grain — from amaranth to buckwheat, from quinoa (which isn’t actually a grain-grain, but is included anyway) to the various forms of wheat — and goes on to explain the optimal way of cooking each type of grain.

What we love about this book is that it is different from what we usually imagine about grains-focused cookbooks “only grains, all grains, all the time.” Rather, the book is about incorporating whole grains throughout our modern lifestyle, which doesn’t necessarily have to be vegan, or even vegetarian for that matter. There are recipes for breakfast breads like Fig Muffins with Goat Cheese Filling to sophisticated desserts like Riseling Zabaglione over Red Currants, and everything in between. Grains are salads, side dishes, main dishes by themselves, and even added to meat-based main dishes like Lamb Stew with Wheat Berries in Red Wine Sauce.

It’ll definitely make the “Eat More Whole Grains” resolution a lot easier to swallow.

To Enter This Giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite grain. Something as familiar as oats? Or more “exotic” like farro? Ourselves – we’re having a pretty fiery fling with quinoa right now…
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

You have until Friday January 13, 2011 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

Good luck!

Also,if you haven’t already entered, make sure to comment with one of your food-related New Year’s resolutions to win the Clean Start cookbook!

by Sarah J. Gim on January 10, 2012 · 416 comments


monique January 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

farro for sure. I love make a farro salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and vinegar/oil. Like tabbouleh with farro :)

Alyssa Schoeneman January 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I love oats!

Toni January 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Wheat berries are my favorite, although farro is a close second.

Marko January 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I love barley :)

sara January 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Oooh, I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about this cookbook and would love to try it! I’d have to say my favorite grain is a tie between quinoa and steel-cut oats!

Steve January 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Rice, definitely. And not only because I have an Asian wife. ;)

Boiled, steamed, fried, baked.
Jasmine, Basmati, Minute, Calrose.
White, Brown, Black, Red.
Any/all of the above please!

And rice is the most ancient of grains, isn’t it? :)

Chase January 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Oats and Wheat!

Jennifer January 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Well, I’m on the whole grain kick for the health benefits. So any whole grain is good to me!

Eva @ Eva Bakes January 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Rice, for sure!

Jule January 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

quinoa? i know it’s not technically a grain, but…

Sarah Jordan January 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Rice for sure!

Veronica January 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

As an Asian…Rice!

Brenda January 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Love oats

Julia January 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Bulgur. Specifically, bulgur with stir-fried collard greens and veggies. YUM!

paula January 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

i am a rye lovah!

Jennifer January 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I adore amaranth. It’s wonderful cooked as breakfast cereal topped with some nuts and maple syrup. Mmmmm!

ingrid January 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I’m on a millet making craze at the moment, its just as great as quinoa but about a 1/4 of the price! Brown basmati rice would be the last meal I would order before I died though ;)

Connie Bolick Lee January 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm

My favorite is oats.

Annie January 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

buckwheat groats!

Genevieve January 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’d say oats, wheat germ, and rice :)

Sara January 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

My favorite grain is rice. :)

Larissa January 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm


Allie January 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Wheat, wheat, wheat all the time!

Danielle January 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

We just tried bulgar for the first time and it was SO good!!!

Shri January 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Rice and wheat!

Alan January 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I love all grains…both modern and ancient. Bulgar wheat FTW.

Susana K. January 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Oats happen to be one of my favorite grains. They make a quick warm meal in the morning, a great snack when make into granola, and there’s so many other ways to eat it with quite a bit of benefits!

Jamie-Lee January 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm

LOVE rolled oats, and I’m starting to really get into quinoa as well. YUM!

Shumaila January 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm


Kristin January 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm


Dawn January 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Quinoa for breakfast is my new passion.

Andrew January 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm


Margaret January 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Definitely rice. Wild rice, brown rice, jasmine … all delicious!

heather January 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

i wish i knew which ancient grain was my favorite, i’m totally intimidated but want to learn! i’m sure there is some sort of book that could help me with that…

Toyia January 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Quinoa right now! But I also have a serious thing for oats…

Nazli January 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Bulgur because I’m Turkish. :)

Sea January 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm


Jessie January 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Rice…all rice, but especially sushi rice but also black rice…I love rice!

Molly January 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Definitely quinoa! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Emorie Sattefield January 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm


Heather Lee January 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I do love rice. All kinds, but my favorite is Korean rice and Thai sticky rice.

Karen January 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Several are in the running for The Fave, but I’ll go with farro.

Diana January 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Do you have to ask?

Quinoa is the grain (or seed?) that reigns supreme. :D

Katie January 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Oats. I just don’t know what I’d do without my oatmeal every morning.

Xanthippe January 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Difficult to choose just one, as each grain has its unique appeal. If pressed, however, I’d likely go for oats, with corn and buckwheat tied for second place.

Lauren January 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Rice is perfect with almost everything!

Lily January 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Quinoa! it grows in Peru where I’m from. You can prepare it so many ways and it also contains a lot of nutrients

NA January 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I like Farrow a lot, but have to say right now, I am on the quinoa bandwagon.

Lauren January 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Perhaps it’s the Minnesotan in me, but I am highly fond of wild rice. It adds texture and contrast in color, and it’s great in soups, like a creamy broccoli and wild rice.

Imogen January 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm

How about millet? Often forgotten, a wonderful substitute for couscous having higher values of methionine and cysteine compared to corn, rice and wheat.
Millet is also gluten free and has a lovely texture with a chewiness somewhere between burghul and couscous. The flavour is not as strong as quinoa and so it has a wide range of uses. Lovely in salads as well as for soaking up stew or curry juices. It even works as a breakfast porridge, a traditional russian use.

then again… how about the ever-understated, misunderstood polenta (corn meal)….

MR January 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Bulgar baby!

Lena January 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Buckwheat (kasha)

Michelle at January 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Kamut all the way, Baby!!
And any kind of rice. Yumm!

EG January 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Spelt is a fun one!

ToriT January 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm


TTsu January 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Rice! Brown, wild, white… it’s all good!

Tammy January 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Quinoa. Definitely quinoa!

Craig January 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Rice and Wheat

heather January 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Wheaty, chewy farro!

Niki January 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I love quinoa, but wheat is probably my favorite. From whole berries to ground, there’s a world of possibility there. Of the wheat varieties, kamut is at the top for me.

Nikki January 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Quinoa spaghetti , so good!

Ryan January 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Oats by far. Gotta love me some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

emily January 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I really like millet, with cream and maple syrup.

Haley January 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Brown rice. I’ve gotten to the point where I can barely even eat white rice any more. I just love the extra chewiness and texture from the bran!

Kate J. January 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Farro & red quinoa are tied… mix them together with roasted veggies, an aged cheese and a fresh vinaigrette… delicious!

Emma Bourdeau January 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I love millet, its texture sometimes reminds me of stuffing and its earthy taste is very satisfying.

Jessica January 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

We have 3 favorites , oats, rice and of course popcorn!

cyndi January 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Quinoa! It’s delicious and a complete protein!

Kathryn Eubank January 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

quinoa… though technically not a grain per some

lizzie January 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm


…Who doesn’t love beer?!?

lisa cox January 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

oats! love a good bowl of oatmeal for breakfast

Kristen January 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Quinoa – for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Hillary January 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Quinoa has been my favorite since I first tried in in Ecuador in 1992. I’ve recently read about trying it for breakfast!

Danielle January 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I love quinoa right now, specifically black quinoa. I like to make a take on rice pudding with quinoa, coconut milk, dark chocolate and mint. mmm…

Yooly January 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Rice Rice RICE!

Lara January 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I would have to say wheat!

natalie January 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm


debra January 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I’m suddenly hooked on wheatberries. I love them as a salad with onions (sauteed and raw), wilted kale, pear tomatoes, some good feta, and a drizzle of sesame oil and rice wine vinegar — YUM!

Amrita January 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I am Asian , so rice is my preferred grain.

Vicki January 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Rice (SUSHI!), wheat (bread), barley (soup). Yum.

parisa January 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Rice :) Love rice! Being Persian, we use it in every dish, even dessert!

JB January 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I do enjoy farro, but my heart belongs to oats. I’ve been all about the pumpkin oatmeal this fall and winter.

Grace Thompson January 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

My favorite grain is quinoa. I had never tried it before but a few weeks ago, when I came home from college for winter break, my mom surprised me with a beautiful bowl of quinoa one of her friends had made for me for my first dinner home. It was DELICIOUS! She put in dried fruit, nuts, onion, avocado (and a few other things I’m not sure about) and I’m still begging her for her recipe. I’ve just started experimenting with it myself and just the other day made it with sauteed veggies/garlic and a fried egg for breakfast :)

Chelsey January 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I’m going with quinoa too- love mixing different cheeses and veggies with it!

Courtney January 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I do love all kinds of grains, but if I had to choose one I’d say…. spelt!

Suzanne R January 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

was diggin’ quinoa (and still am) but have recently fallen for farro.

Kimberly January 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm


Jordan U January 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I am all about spelt.

Melanie January 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Definitely oats! I eat it LOVE.

Jacqui January 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

oats, quinoa, rice, kasha, everythingggg :)

Quinn January 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm


Rose January 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

steel cut oats have a firm foothold in my heart

Liz M January 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm


Ambika January 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Finger millet! Love it for its robust taste!

kristina January 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm


Roxanna January 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm


Christine January 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Add another vote for the oat! Its cause I love it in desserts with cinnamon. mmmm.

rachel January 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

brown rice & farro

Kate Allison January 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Lately I’m loving barley and putting it in all my soups. So delicious and hearty!!

Nick January 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Farro – I had my first bite of Farro pasta not too long ago and I am HOOKED!

Willow January 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I love grains! Wait… you’re saying I have to PICK one? Hmm… I suppose rice is one of my most used grains. Or the popcorn I munch every single night. Oh, but how I love oats for breakfast! Or the nutrition of quinoa! Agh!!!

Alright, alright. I’m going to say rice. White, brown, wild, forbidden… Yep. Rice.

Ana January 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Big fan of Bulghur and quinoa!

Joseph January 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Wheatberries! With a beet sauce and feta. Mmm-mmm. My ultimate comfort food.

Susan January 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I love barley, always have. I love the mouth feel.

Dana January 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Rolled Oats! They’re so diverse! You can have a delicious, quick and filling breakfast of oatmeal (can be so varied too by mixing it with different fruits and flavours!), you can blend it in a smoothie, bake them into pancakes, make stuffing out of them, toppings for dessert… really, endless possibilities!

Kelly Dee January 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I’ve always loved barley. Warm barley salad or in soups…yum!

Julie R January 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Barley for sure. Can’t get enough of a mushroom-barley “risotto” :)

Anne January 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

rice is my favorite!

sarah January 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

i love my rolled oats – i don’t go a day without them! :)

Chris January 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Barley. Beer is fermented barley. Beer is the best. By the transitive property, barley is the best.

Diana January 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Bulghur (though I know it’s just durum wheat). I shied away from it seemed like just another “healthy” fad, but then I tried it as a salad with finely diced peppers and tomatoes, some curry spice-rubbed chicken and a dollop of yogurt. Had a crush ever since!

Yvonne January 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

(Steel cut) oats!

Rachel January 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Wild rice

Elaine C January 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Rice or Buckwheat (Soba!)

Veny January 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I love amaranth.

“And rice is the most ancient of grains, isn’t it?”
No it is not rice, kamut is. :)

Heidi @ Food Doodles January 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I love kamut or khorasan. In baking it’s very similar to all purpose flour but it’s a whole grain! I also love spelt, especially for baking :)

Cherie January 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm


Emma January 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Quinoa for cooking with, rye for bread!

Jennifer January 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Steel cut oats cooked with unsweetened almond milk….yummmmmy!

Angela January 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Steel cut oats with blueberry jam omg.

Harrison January 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Cant go wrong with Barley! Make soups and teas with it, and of course – beer

Rafael Heinich January 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

This caveman cook uses buckwheat and millet and requires such a fine publication :)

Jessica January 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Wild rice is definitely my fav!

Eric January 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Definitely Rice!

Nadine L January 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Barley! Great in soups, or in stir fry! Would love to try out your cookbook!!!

Jeanette January 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Wheatberries!!! Wholesome Chewy Delicious!

Amy Exah January 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Wild rice and barley! YUM!

Dan January 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I’ve been on a barley kick for a while. It makes for a great risotto. You can use veg stock to keep it veggie/vegan, I prefer to use a mushroom stock that I make or for something a bit different I will use a parmesan consume and finish it with truffled balsamic.

Danielle January 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Oats hands down. I’ve been eating oatmeal every single morning for longer than I can recall.

Noel January 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Oh blessed quinoa. So yummy in a kale salads or in soups!

Alyssa January 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I do love farro. I feel that it’s a little hard to find though.

Beth January 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

wheatberries are my favorite grain. I love them both savory and sweet, in salads and soups and baked goods.. I always have some cooked ones frozen for a quick breakfast bowl too.

Mary Denham January 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I was living on oatmeal for a while, so I had a bit of an oat overload, but now I’m drifting back to them: oat crisps, oat granola, oat flour — all so good!

emily January 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm

it’s a toss up between barley and amaranth – love them both. this looks like a great cookbook!

Sean January 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm


cmt January 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

QUINOA!! Mmmm protein and magnesium! Great for both migraines and cardiovascular health.

Art Good January 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Oats for sure. So versatile and good for you!

Jess B January 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm


Katelyn January 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I like oats for their versatility – I even eat them raw on my yogurt! I love the chew they add to just about anything you add them to.

suneeta January 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Definitely on a farro kick right now.

Kristi January 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Rice is so versatile! But Barley is so chewy!

Tim January 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love rice

Laura January 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

My favorite grain is definitely quinoa. I love that it is a complete protein and can be used in so many tasty and satisfying ways!

Theresa January 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I’ve been loving steal-cut oats for my breakfasts recently. Yummm.

Tara January 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I love farro!

Sarah January 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I have to say my absolute favorite is bulgar. It’s just so versatile and has such a beautiful earthiness to it!

Diana Hackenburg January 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I could eat oats all day long! They’re best with banana, honey, and cinnamon….yum.

Michele January 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

My favorite grain at the moment is old fashioned oats…….cookies, crumbles, baked oatmeal and soups…… adds great texture!

Andrea Smith January 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I have made bread using oats and found it adds a good texture and flavor. Oats, not just for breakfast anymore

Lauren January 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Brown rice, thank you!

colleen aslakson January 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

rice and barley are some favs!

Shannon January 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I absolutely love basmati rice!

Abbie January 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm


Lizzy M. January 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I make so many different dishes with quinoa. It is especially good when you toast it first.

Anne January 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

bulgar and barley!!

Dina January 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Mine would be polenta. My grandmas both served it with cheese and tomato sauce. Yum! I also like it with butter and cheese. I recently read in a book that when corn was introduced to Italy, the Italians didn’t process it the same way as the Native Americans did to release niacin and they got a disease called pellagra. Interesting!

Molly January 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Amaranth! It’s so funny looking!

Sandy January 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Yummy Oats!

Staci January 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm


mina January 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Farro. It’s chewy and nutty and filling

Mary January 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Quinoa! Especially in the ricecooker…so easy :)

tina January 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

it’s a new year to cook with more whole grains and teff is on the top of my list!

shib January 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Polenta all the way.

Jennifer P. January 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’m loving quinoa these days. It’s like rice, but better (sorry, rice lovers!): quinoa goes with practically everything annnd it has all sorts of good for you stuff in it.

Eric January 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Quinoa- mango salad with a little mint!!!

Catie E. January 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

My favorite grain is quinoa because you can do so many things with it!

Yvonne January 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I eat oats for breakfast practically every morning, and I love a good winter barley stew, but lately amaranth has topped my list – so good!

Cianan January 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Farro! I love farro slightly undercooked with butter and salt.

Inga January 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Large grain bulgar wheat – had it prepared in Turkey with a red pepper base, almost as a risotto, and have been hooked ever since. Found the best at a local family-owned Turkish market and have shared the ingredient (and recipes) with several friends.

Lacy January 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Mmm, farro. I like to put it on top of an arugula salad with shredded carrots, chickpeas, and a toasted cumin and yogurt dressing…

Diana January 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

farro risotto. Mmmmm….

Sarah January 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I like combining quinoa and wheatberries with veggies for healthy lunches!

Christine @ Nourish the Budding Lotus January 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm

My favorite grain is black quinoa. I love all quinoa, but black has the most crunch, holds texture best when it is cooked and feels so hearty to eat!

Christie T January 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Trader Joe’s has an amazing harvest grains blend with red quinoa in it. Love!

Lindsey January 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Quinoa!!!! yuuuuuum :)

Priya January 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

It would have to be rice followed closely by wheat, farro & quinoa

Vanessa Smiley January 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I absolutely have a thing for quinoa right now. It is so easy to cook and can be used in so many different dishes. Yum!

Leighton January 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Quinoa! I’m loving all the post with quinoa lately.

Brianna January 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Whole rolled oats! They’re loaded with fiber and make for a heatlhy and delicious breakfast. They’re also great for baking breads and cookies!

Laura January 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Steel-cut oats!

Jana @ delectablymine January 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Oats! For mornings when there is nothing in my house, there is always oatmeal!

cindy January 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

i’m also having a fling with quinoa, it must be cheating on you guys with me :)

Kelly January 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Probably oats!

Jennifer Reda January 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm

i love oats!

Lisa Spencer January 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Quinoa. I love it and can’t get enough. There are so many things you can do with it.

M. H. January 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Amaranth! Especially POPPED!

Melissa January 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

We’ve really enjoyed red quinoa lately, especially since we figured out how to make it in the rice cooker!

Colleen January 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

It would be hard to decide between kamut/khorosan and oats. Favourite stand by would be oats, favourite new old grain, kamut/khorosan, hands down.

But then there’s quinoa patties and salad…. nope, I’ll stick with oats. Or kamut/khorosan.

What a great give away!

whime January 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Wheat berry… Oats… Rice.

Frazz January 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

My favorite grain has got to be good old regular oats… so tasty.

Caitlin January 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm


Joanne January 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I only started eating Farro about 4 months ago. I love it. It’s nutty and filling. Farro is by far my favorite grain.

Joanne January 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I really would LOVE this book. I TWEETED Great Grain Giveaway! :)

Jen January 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Millet. Love it thick with some maple syrup.

Joanne January 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Did I say how much this book would mean to mean? I posted the giveaway to all my Facebook friends.

Bebe January 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I love so many…farro, quinoa, millet, oats and kamut pasta.

Marissa January 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

My favorite grain is definitely oats. I love, love, love a bowl of old-fashioned stove-cooked oats. Favorite fixings: peanut butter, dark cocoa powder, pumpkin, banana, raisins, and chocolate chips :)

Gretchen Brown January 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Toss up between oats and rice!

Sharon January 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Buckwheat for me…love it in all forms..from noodles to bread. I bake buckwheat bread paired with nuts atleast once a week :)

mary January 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I am loving Quinoa right now! I love that it has protein and such a great nutty flavor! In particular, I am currently enjoying some quinoa patties with garlic aoili.

Ruth A. January 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Rice and Barley!

Jules January 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Quinoa all the way!

Sarah B. January 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Farro, it is relatively new to me but I love it!

Libby January 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Oats all the way. You can do so much! I like to make them savory with veggies and spices.

Sin January 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Buckwheat! is a SUPER versatile grain… look it up and enjoy the power of it !

Lindsay {Life and Kitchen} January 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Oats and wheat :)

Allison January 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

WILD rice is my absolute favorite! Now gimme that cookbook :)

Jacque January 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Im boring and I’m gonna say oats. I love all the different ways you can use them. Just found this blog and I’m so excited!!!!! Thanks!

Ellen January 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Barley!! Mmmmm

Laurie Z. January 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Wheat berries are my new favorite – soo delicious!

mei-ling January 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

as i’m reading everyone else’s comments it makes me second guess which is REALLY my favorite… i know it’s kinda boring, but i think i’d have to go with rice.

Ronda January 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm


Cass January 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

My fav is Quinoa! It is so versitle that you can use it in any dish. Although, I’m really into the salads with red peppers, edamame, feta, SnP and lemon juice!

Hannah January 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Buckwheat and bulgur are both really yummy, but then so is rice, millet, quinoa, oats…. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a grain I didn’t like!

David January 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I’ve been enjoying barley more and more lately. It makes such a great risotto like meal.

Alysse January 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Wild rice! I’m not sure if that’s a grain… but I’m hoping it is.

Lyndsey M January 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

mm my current favorite is amaranth!

Lori January 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Right now, it’s kamut! I love how it’s similar to wheat berries in texture, but has a longer grain.

Michaela Swanson January 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Farro. Breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Maggie January 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Oats, ever since I was a kid. My mother made the best oatmeal – I still have yet to replicate perfectly, but I love trying!

Kel@The Kel Show January 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Today I would say Farro.

The answer changes daily though it seems!

Karrie January 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Brown rice.

Lori January 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Steel cut oats! So yummy for breakfast.

Sarah January 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I really love wheat berries! They have such a great texture.

Janis January 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

bulgar is my fav.

Lisa January 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm


Yelena January 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I love barley and oats.

Jey January 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I’m hooked on steel cut oats!

Ryan Jooste January 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Couscous right about now but I eat oats at least 4 times a week. I love the look of the new book.

MommaMary (Mary Cochrane) January 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

My favorite is oats, so many more recipes to choose from.

Rachael Keith January 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Really loving Kamut – great source of Iron, @ 10%, just a bit lower than Quinoa, but with more fiber. The chewy nutty goodness!

Sook January 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I love regular short grain rice… preferably from Japan or Korea. So rich and tasty. I would love to win this cookbook! :)

DianaH January 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Oats are delicious and so versatile!

Emily January 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Bulgur wheat. It’s delicious hot or cold!

Jennifer January 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I <3 oats!

cat @ January 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I really love oats. Not just as cereals but oat flour is great. Toasted in breads, desserts and even pizza dough!

Rivkah T January 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I really do love me some buckwheat. Buckwheat pancakes…mmmm.

Gagan January 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Couscous! And of course, oats :)

Robyn January 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I am in the middle of a love affair with oats…made a batch of baked oatmeal to eat for breakfast all week long (no sharing!)

nickydcooks January 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

big fan of grains…I have been on a farro and freekah kick

anie January 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

super. whole grains are the way to go!

Charissa January 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I love quiona! I eat it very often at suppertime…I love the fact it has protein in it!

Nicole January 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I’m going to go with oats, have them everyday for breakfast!:)

laura winikow January 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I’m going with Israeli Couscous…so chewy, kind of pasta-y and wholly adaptable to loads of veggies. Great hot OR cold!

Lisa Smith January 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

MILLET! I just discovered millet and am working on perfecting my recipe. Thanks!

Cristina January 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Farro! But I’d love the excuse to buy millet, amaranth. :-)

angie January 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

farro. farro risotto takes forever and then is eaten in a flash

Jon January 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

cous cous

Jana Ostler January 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I discovered Quinoa two years ago and I use it several times a week…I’m also learning to use Amaranth, Spelt and Farro – So many wonderful choices out there now for those of us trying to include grains laden with healthy complex carbs, amino acids, and high protein content in our diets. Hurray for ancient grains making a huge comeback!!!

Kelly January 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

oats for sure!

Clair Meske January 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains.

Kim Raymond January 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Love quinoa… and quisotto; quinoa risotto !

Lucy January 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Quinoa is definitely a staple in my diet. Great hot or in salads!

Brittany January 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Going to have to go with quinoa

Katherine Altman January 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Either millet or quinoa….so good!

Rachel January 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Love me some barely!

Jacki Christopher January 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Wheatberries are this year’s addition to my repertoire–I love them!

Kim January 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I love oats! Sweet or savory

Dewi January 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Amaranth is my favorite!

Rochelle January 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Quinoa is one of my most favourite grains. Its so versitile and easy to use.
Salads, breakfast, soups, desserts it can do it all! And it has been a life saver literally when I was ill and couldnt keep anything down….apart from quinoa! I HEART QUINOA

Tammy January 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Bulgar wheat, quinoa, oats, rice…oh man, too many.

Crista January 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Does corn count? Like masa for tortillas, arepas, tamales….oh man I love them all!

Tanitra P January 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Purple Jasmine Rice!

Denise January 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Spelt! It’s delicious cooked as a grain and it’s also a great when ground into a flour.

Corinna January 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I have a real fondness for barley, especially in soups and salads.

Paul January 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I love oats but just started quinoa an lets not forget Bob’s Redmil bulgar! Love it!

Roxanne January 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Oats and rice babay! Oats because ya can’t make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without ‘em, and rice because I’m Asian. I’m also infatuated with Doubletree Cookies.

Mary January 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I am kinda loving spelt right now. I want to learn more about ancient grains- so I really hope I win! Thanks Tastespotting!

Jessie January 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I love millet:)

Nancy January 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

POLENTA!… because it can be saintly or sinful, simple or rich, sweet or savory. Whatever I need it be to satisfy the craving.

amanda January 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

quinoa at the moment, but farro is giving it some stiff competition!

Katherine January 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Rice! Especially 10 grain rice that you can buy at Asian supermarkets…

Natalie January 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I really love oats, I eat them every day. My new favorite has to be farro!!

Laura January 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I’m loving millet right now!

Stephanie January 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I have a love affair with quinoa

Shady January 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

rice for sure!

Jason January 10, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I adore Quinoa!

melaine January 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Barley and steel cut oats!

Harry January 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm


Chelsea January 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I love a bowl of oats with all the hearty toppings, but a simple meal of wheat berries soaked in a thermos overnight with some cream and honey is divine.

katelyn January 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

i very much enjoy quinoa – especially as a tabouli!

Tim January 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I’m with @sara – definitely a tie between quinoa and steel-cut oats. Random, I know – just depends on the day for which one wins out.

Thira January 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Kamut! It has such a rich flavor. I grew up with puffed kamut cereal as a breakfast option. Still my one of my favorite breakfast cereals. Also enjoy wheat berries and millet. Millet is another highly underrated grain, in my opinion:) It adds a delicious and almost creamy grain (if that makes sense?) quality when added to breads, and again, puffed millet cereal is delicious! (esp when combined with puffed kamut). Whole grains add so much character to food, I am so glad this cookbook exists!

Anastasia Zhuravleva January 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Buckwheat! Oh so tasty with just a little butter. But that kind of defeats the healthy aspect of it doesn’t it.

Anita Der Farnsworth January 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Born & raised on white steamed rice but love all varieties now!

Chava Nesher January 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Kasha cooked with a bit of sauteed minced onion and tossed with ground pepper and salt, butter, spinach. -thinks about going to make some tomorrow-

Deana January 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

Hands down Quinoa!!Hot, cold, soup, salad, or quinoa cakes, just yummy, love the texture!

Candice January 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

My favorite grain is oats, ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved oats.

PT January 11, 2012 at 12:35 am

It’s alls about the oats, awww yeaaah.


Sarah January 11, 2012 at 1:03 am


Helga Kvam January 11, 2012 at 2:33 am

Barley all the way (at the moment)

Rachel January 11, 2012 at 4:47 am

Farro, Barley, Oats, Rice in chilled with shrimp, zucchini, and olive oil.

Or maybe polenta.

Sanjeeta kk January 11, 2012 at 4:48 am

Oats and finger millet! Tweeted it.

Raf January 11, 2012 at 4:57 am

Lovely and interesting book!

Catie January 11, 2012 at 5:21 am

My favorite is couscous!

Brandie January 11, 2012 at 5:34 am


Christina January 11, 2012 at 6:05 am

Oats – versatile and yummy!

Sunshine January 11, 2012 at 6:14 am

Oats and rice for me!

D Carnevale January 11, 2012 at 6:32 am

Not just because I am half Italian but farro is my favorite whole grain. I love a warm farro risotto, or a cold farro salad. It’s so nutty and flavorful, I’ve ditched evil white rice for good. Farro rocks!!

Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 11, 2012 at 6:39 am

Oats! There’s nothing better than a big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. :)

susan January 11, 2012 at 6:42 am

Barley is so good but lately I’ve been enjoying quinoa.

Jaime January 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

I am recently obsessed with pearl barley, and love making Heidi Swanson’s kale and coconut salad and serving it over a bowl of pearl barley. Yum!!

Bree January 11, 2012 at 6:57 am

My favorite grain is definitely rice! Sweet, delicious, sticky white rice!

Karen Ciancio January 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

So many to choose from! I am trying to incorporate more ancient grains into my diet. They are SO healthy. I have two favorites – oats are my standby favorite, but I am really beginning to be interested in quinoa. Overall, oats still wins for me.

Vaishali January 11, 2012 at 8:04 am

Bulgur Wheat – I was born in India and raised in the middle east so grains are a staple and part of our daily diet. My Mom has ingenious ways of incorporating a fusion of Indian cuisine with middleeastern flavors. One grain in particular that she uses a lot in curry, desserts and with pasta is Bulgur…so yummy!

Julie January 11, 2012 at 8:32 am

I’m a big fan of wild rice. Brings out my wild side!

Jamie January 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

I <3 Quinoa.

Deborah January 11, 2012 at 8:54 am


Janet in Maine January 11, 2012 at 8:57 am

Rice for savory. And oats for sweet.

Teresa January 11, 2012 at 9:23 am


julie January 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

My favorite grain is quinoa

Sarah January 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

I have been making wonderful granola with thick rolled oats, but I love quinoa; I just need more ideas for what to cook with it.

Lilja January 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

Buckwheat! It makes soba noodles, awesome blinis, and some of the most delicious salads ever. And it’s gluten free on top of being delicious!

Samantha January 11, 2012 at 9:45 am

I am currently IN LOVE with red quinoa!

Martha January 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

Mmmm, I’m just discovering quinoa and am amazed at its versatility. Thank goodness I heard the correct way to pronounce it before I said it out loud the way I was saying it in my head!

Milkica January 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

Definitely millet… I’m still discovering new ways of preparing it…

KCatGU January 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

I just added lentils to a pot of soup and thought I need to be eating more legumes! But on to ancient grains, hummmmm, I would like to prefect brown rice, not so ancients, but I still struggle with it.

jen January 11, 2012 at 11:04 am


Joe Faron January 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

My favorite is Barley. It reminds me of my great grandmother. Whenever I visited, she had a big pot of mushroom barley soup that was so delicious it could make a person weap! lol… It is a good memory of a great grain! I wish I had that recipe, but even still the scent of that soup done anywhere brings me back to happy memories of childhood.

Judy January 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

rice, rice, and more rice!

Vanessa S January 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

I like popcorn, oat and rice :)

Anne January 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

Buckwheat, for sure.

Adam January 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

Does Couscous count?

Lisa clawson January 11, 2012 at 11:35 am

I love steel cut oats! Yum!

Tanya January 11, 2012 at 11:35 am

I’m a barley girl, myself. Unfortunately I’ve married a “non-barley” guy, so I almost never get to use it. :(

Margaret January 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

Just a bowl of warm brown rice with butter, salt and pepper satisfies me.

Leigh H. January 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

I definitely am in love with barley right now… but that happens every winter. Just so warm and hearty!

Amy K January 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm


estelle January 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

wild rice is my favourite! but I’d love to try all of the ones mentioned above.

Suchetha January 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm


Wenting January 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Black rice!

Liz January 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Toss up between Wheat Berries and Quinoa. Love the taste and the nutrition both add to any salad/entree!

Kevin January 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

rice, mmmmmm.

Colleen January 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Farro! With pancetta, sauteed mushrooms and arugula– so delicious!!

shalini January 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Rice and cracked wheat..

heather michelle @ a sweet simple life January 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

love love love oats

Eileen January 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

rice (:

Keith January 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

rolled oats!

stephanie January 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm


Katherine January 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm


Amy January 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Quinoa is my favorite! Some friends introduced it to me last summer. I always stock up when I go to Trader Joe’s.

Carolina January 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Been eating quinoa recently and love making salads with it

Diana January 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I can’t choose between chewy, nutty farro (which usually ends up as tabbouleh or warm with some sort of citrus), crunchy Quinoa (usually done with peas and sundried tomatoes), and good old fashioned oats. I love having creative breakfasts that usually include some nut (often pecans), honey, cinnamon, and some fruit, dried or fresh (often cherries or peaches).

Lucas January 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I love quinoa. I have been subbing quinoa for rice and other grains in salads and the like in an attempt to introduce it to more people. So far everyone has said they would have never thought about it, but they have absolutely loved it!

Margaret January 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Brown rice

Molly January 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I love rice but I’m trying to get into quinoa.

CarolQ January 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Rice! Love it cold, hot, sweet and savory!

Lia January 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Rice – white, wild, brown, sticky – they’re all good!

annie January 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I love a bowl of steel cut oats in the winter!

Tammy January 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm


denise c January 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

i think i’ve only had quinoa!

Holly January 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Wheat! I love to bake…

Mish January 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Quiona. Love the nuttiness.

Cat January 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

really loving quinoa recently too! almost at every dinner :)

Courtney January 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Oats were my first favorite (although I find quinoa as welcome in breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes). I love how oats can be tucked into things, kind of unsuspecting while quinoa is featured more prominently.

Caitlin January 11, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Definitely steel cut oats. Start my day with them every morning!

Diana January 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Grains are a new subject that has entered into my cooking methods and its marvelous
how it effects all of your health problems, for the better. I’m looking forward to reading their new recipes and putting the grains to work in my kitchen.
Favorite grain? Quinoa

Ramya Kiran January 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Rice, Wheat and Oats are my favorite!

Lucy January 12, 2012 at 1:48 am

Does Pasta count? :-)
farro, rice… I love all grains!

Deb Hileman January 12, 2012 at 5:00 am

Oats, you can use them in a lot of different recipes

Jaclyn January 12, 2012 at 6:16 am


Anita January 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

It’s all about grains, luv them…Couscous ..?

David Staples January 12, 2012 at 7:02 am

I love oats! Oatmeal, oatmeal cookies, oats in bread… yum!

Dagny Syversen January 12, 2012 at 7:28 am

Hands down is quinoa…plus it is fun to say which is an added bonus: )

Susan January 12, 2012 at 7:56 am

Just about anything that can be made into bread : )

C Basler January 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

Challah! Or a good chocolate rye.

C Basler January 12, 2012 at 8:10 am


Martín Bernal January 12, 2012 at 9:03 am

Black eyed peas. Hands down. Maybe it’s because of the way my nana makes them. But I LOVE ‘em.

starre January 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

rice please

lace January 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

Oats; specifically steel cut.

Cherie Bouma January 12, 2012 at 9:44 am

Quinoa is my favorite and I would love to learn to use it and other grains more.

Andrea Lakeland January 12, 2012 at 9:46 am

So hard to choose! Maybe spelt?
The book looks really interesting!

tina January 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

Trying to get my family to embrace quinoa!

Lindsay January 12, 2012 at 11:34 am

Currently I am having a love affair with farro

Poitree January 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

Will anyone judge me if I say grits?

Sonia January 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

It’s farro!

Ana January 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

Definitely get the most mileage out of wheat and oats, but I love barley!

The Happy Glut January 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Oats! :)

andrea mclean January 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I love quinoa too! millet is also nice!

Sarah January 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Probably farro, although I don’t have it nearly enough. It’s so nutty and toothsome, perfect for cold weather!

Carolyn B. January 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Oats, but I also love the texture of polenta.

Donna @ Cookistry January 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Wheat. I bake a lot ;-) If we’re talking whole grains, then farro or barley.

shanie stozek January 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm

steel cut oats for breakfast and quinoa for supper

domynoe January 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I like quinoa. :)

katie dawson January 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm


Rachael January 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm


Irene January 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I am in love with Quinoa!

Paula J. January 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

bulgur is delicious…………….but quinoa is also great.

Teslaca January 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Amaranth is my new love. It’s so tiny and spunky. :-)

Ashlie January 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I love oats, but I’ve really been enjoying buckwheat lately!

Morgan January 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Loving some farro right now.

najwa kronfel January 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I love oats!

Shaina January 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I’m definitely a bulgar lover!

Tina January 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Barley, I need to make it more!

Connie January 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm

White rice. Plain and simple!

Theresa January 13, 2012 at 6:15 am


Brenda January 13, 2012 at 7:36 am


Madhu January 13, 2012 at 7:46 am

My favorite grain is sorghum. Known as jowar in India, it is simply kneaded with hot water to “cook” it, then pan-roasted to make this amazingly tasty flatbread. It may be the poor man’s grain, but the flavor and heartiness it packs set it up there on the royal level !

Diane January 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

Quinoa is definitely my favorite.

Anne January 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

Love both oats and rice, and am looking forward to finding and trying black rice.

Jennifer January 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

Right now, definately quinoa!

Cheryl January 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Rice, come on I’m Asian and Quinoa, its tasty.

Deborah January 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Quinoa, quinoa, quinoa! I first discovered it about 12 years ago and fell in love immediately. Love it in a spicy salad with tons of cilantro!
I eat it for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner :-)

Rebecca January 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Rice of course!

Aimee January 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

quinoa – in salads, hot sides, for breakfast, flakes, in muffins … very versatile, so many ways to include it!

Laura H January 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I’d have to go with plain old oats, simply because I have never tried most other grains! This cookbook would be the perfect fix.

jan January 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

hard white wheat

Anne January 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Love steel cut oats!!

David Dadekian January 15, 2012 at 10:36 am

Right now it’s definitely farro. Love the flavor.

cassie January 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Quinoa and oats

cassie January 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I tweeted giveaway

Tracy January 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Too many to name just one! Wheat, Oats, Rice, Quinoa…

christina February 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

Simple I know but I love oats (steel, flat, all).

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Rosemary a. Stetson May 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

I like working with Millet, turning it into a cake after par-cooking it, and adding to it parmesan cheese and butter to taste. The cake can be done ahead of time. Serve seared on both side as a starch accompaniment to any protein.

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