Looking for Whole Grain Cookbooks
- lucyxyz Jun 17, 2008 08:07 AM
I've been trying to find cookbooks on cooking whole grains but have been coming up short. I did find and buy "The New Whole Grains Cookbook" by Robin Asbell (which is okay. It's missing nutritional and serving size information for all the recipes.)
Anyone have any recs?
There are some books with good recipes for whole grains which are not billed as "whole grain" cookbooks per se.
Try Mollie Katzen's "Sunlight Cafe" (great breakfast ideas but also many recipes that could be used for lunch and dinner), any of Peter Berley's books, the Whole Foods Market cookbook...so many more possibilities. Any particular grains you'd like to cook with?
I checked Peter Reinhardt's whole grain baking book out of the library...it looks fabulous, someday I will buy it.
In general, you'll find more whole grain recipes in Vegetarian based cookbooks. A trip to the library may give you the chance to search through some books, giving you a chance to check them out before you buy.
Peter Reinhart's book "Whole Grain Breads" is fabulous. Also check out the Sue Gregg site for her two-stage soaking approach and cookbooks. I made her cinnamon scones (added a little dried fruit and some nuts) the other day and they were quite good.
I haven't cooked from it, but did check it out of the library intending to cook from it...Lorna Sass' Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way.
Also, less about Whole Grains and more about cooking with whole grain flours is Heidi Swansons Super Natural Cooking. Her website, http://101cookbooks.com/ is pretty terrific, too.