Category Grains and Pasta

Beautiful Buckwheat, Brazil Nuts, and a Great Breakfast

Have you ever had two separate experiences, and as they percolated in your mind, the combination inspired something else entirely? That’s exactly what happened to me at last month’s Grain Gathering, and my inspiration was buckwheat. Buckwheat is Beautiful As I wrote last week, at the Grain Gathering I toured an experimental grain field, planted

End of Summer Roasted Squash and Tomatoes over Whole Grain Polenta for a Fall Feast

Few foods are as comforting and satisfying as polenta. Cornmeal polenta is soft and creamy, but with just enough texture to give it a toothsome crunch, and perfect for grilling to a crisp golden crustiness. Grilled polenta offers the best of both worlds, with the softness of mashed potatoes and the crusty outer shell of

Whole Wheat Bao with Black Bean Tofu, The Steamed Bun for Everyone

Bao are hot right now. At least if you pay attention to all the chatter about places like Momofuku in NYC. Bao are simply Chinese steamed buns, and they come in many forms. The folded bao that they serve at places like Momofuku are made with a fluffy, sweet white flour bun, that is opened

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