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Looking for Whole Grain Cookbooks

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?

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  1. 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.

    Good luck!

    1. 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.

      1. 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.


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        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          I took both the Sass book and the old Greene on Grains book out of the library and found good recipes in both. I mean to buy them both when I have purged a few other cookbooks and can give them shelf space.

        2. Thank you for the great responses and tips!

          1. If you have an interest in baking, the best whole grains book, IMHO, is King Arthur Flour's Whole Grain Baking.

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            1. re: dartmouth05

              Second that for King Arthur. Great book with reliable recipes.

            2. Try "Ancient Grains for Modern Meals." I purchased this book and have started working my way through it. I love it. Healthy and tasty.

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              1. The New Laurels Kitchen and Laurels Kitchen Bread Book. (Sorry my keyboard will not make apostrophes anymore).

                  1. re: HillJ

                    Take a look at Kim Boyce's Good to the Grain.

                    I am a big fan of the KA whole grain cookbook.

                    1. re: soccermom13

                      I am a big fan of Good to the Grain, and definitely recommend it to people who enjoy baking and are interested in exploring various interesting grains (here's a thread on the book: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/702840 ). That said, a majority of the recipes include white flour, though there definitely some that are all whole grains.