Cookbook giveaway - Simply Ancient Grains

Simply Ancient GrainsThe award-winning author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, Maria Speck returns with a second cookbook, Simply Ancient Grains that promises to make cooking with ancient grains faster, more intuitive, and easier than ever before. The book includes many Mediterranean-inspired, family-friendly dishes like Spicy Honey and Habanero Shrimp with Cherry Couscous; Farro Salad with Roasted Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, and Pine Nuts; and Red Rice Shakshuka with Feta Cheese. Many of the recipes are gluten-free to boot!

You can read an excerpt from the cookbook, and our cookbook calendar of events provides details on Maria's book tour dates. In addition, we're delighted to offer a copy of the book to an EYB Member. One of the entry options is to answer the following question on this blog post:

Which ancient grain do you most like to eat?

Please note that you must enter the comment after signing into Rafflecopter or your entry won't be counted. The contest ends May 14, 2015.



  • aliceinbakingland  on  4/16/2015 at 10:57 PM

    Quinoa is my fave :)

  • Titch  on  4/17/2015 at 4:17 AM

    Rice xxx

  • AGENT99  on  4/17/2015 at 4:53 AM

    It's a toss up - I make a pilaf with a variety - but I'm partial to Quinoa

  • contest718  on  4/17/2015 at 6:50 AM

    Amaranth, it makes my stomach feel good and not bloated.

  • Zosia  on  4/17/2015 at 7:17 AM


  • decklededges  on  4/17/2015 at 8:15 AM

    I love freekah!

  • jupflute  on  4/17/2015 at 8:55 AM


  • NikkiPixie  on  4/17/2015 at 10:01 AM

    I'm with the faro crowd :o)

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  4/17/2015 at 1:03 PM

    farro...I make a ton of salads with it and put it in soup.

  • vinochic  on  4/17/2015 at 5:21 PM

    Love the buckwheat! And not sure if jobs tears are considered an ancient grain, but I do love them!

  • Moonlight  on  4/17/2015 at 5:44 PM

    I like triticale

  • madelainelc  on  4/17/2015 at 8:23 PM

    Yep, really into farro as a salad grain.

  • chowfamily  on  4/17/2015 at 11:40 PM

    Interesting, farro is one of my most favorite grains as well.

  • ballen  on  4/18/2015 at 7:07 AM


  • ldtrieb  on  4/18/2015 at 9:43 AM

    Farro is my current favorite.

  • trudys_person  on  4/18/2015 at 9:48 AM

    Quinoa and buckwheat are my current favourites, but I'm always open to trying new things!

  • DJBWA  on  4/18/2015 at 9:54 AM

    quinoa....easy and delicious!

  • sabrina7  on  4/18/2015 at 11:09 AM

    I like Kamut and Spelt

  • angiehoggett  on  4/18/2015 at 11:35 AM


  • sgump  on  4/18/2015 at 1:27 PM

    I like the nuttiness of kamut.

  • kalex426  on  4/18/2015 at 4:22 PM

    Barley, it's so versatile!

  • Analyze  on  4/18/2015 at 8:58 PM

    quinoa; i also like to bake a lot with these flours, and love buckwheat biscuits

  • Varundel  on  4/19/2015 at 6:06 AM

    Pearl barley is my favourite - delicious with roasted pumpkin!

  • Lyndaherman  on  4/19/2015 at 2:50 PM

    I love kasha, which I guess is buckwheat, but also barley.

  • tasteslike  on  4/20/2015 at 12:02 PM

    I'm a fan of all the "quirky grains" (as my husband calls them)! Especially if they're cooked using one of Maria Speck's recipes. Love her first book, and have been waiting for this one.

  • jd5761  on  4/20/2015 at 3:41 PM


  • Deneenm  on  4/20/2015 at 10:36 PM

    hands down, polenta is my fav ancient grain! love it for any meal

  • bfg67  on  4/21/2015 at 3:33 PM

    pearl barley

  • Jmolaei  on  4/21/2015 at 9:12 PM

    I'm using multi colored quinoa in multi grain and seeded bread

  • Carpecookie  on  4/24/2015 at 4:16 PM

    Pearl barley- it makes a great "risotto"

  • canines5  on  4/24/2015 at 4:27 PM


  • dmwelborn  on  4/24/2015 at 5:03 PM

    I have always loved rice.

  • pgarcia  on  4/25/2015 at 4:36 PM

    Bulghar wheat in tabbouleh.

  • Ammini  on  4/25/2015 at 6:07 PM

    Rice is my favorite grain.

  • clairew137  on  4/26/2015 at 3:46 AM


  • sarahcooks  on  4/26/2015 at 8:26 PM

    Barley or wild rice

  • lmalter  on  4/26/2015 at 8:37 PM

    Quinoa or farro

  • pinkchampies  on  4/26/2015 at 8:37 PM

    Has to be Freekah

  • Nancith  on  4/26/2015 at 9:10 PM

    Is cracked wheat an ancient grain? if not, then barley it would be.

  • DJBWA  on  4/26/2015 at 11:39 PM


  • JanScholl  on  4/27/2015 at 12:34 AM

    Black rice lately. I bought 4 pounds of it at Costco and have been going a bit nuts!~

  • Fabia  on  4/27/2015 at 6:01 AM

    Farro is my favourite by far

  • Susangardener  on  4/27/2015 at 6:12 AM

    love farro

  • mfl  on  4/27/2015 at 10:41 AM


  • elenajh  on  4/27/2015 at 1:00 PM

    Love me some quinoa!

  • Blowfish  on  4/28/2015 at 8:42 AM

    Wheat berries (if those are considered ancient?) because of their satisfying chew. If not, farro.

  • cpasek  on  4/28/2015 at 5:46 PM

    My girls and I love amaranth porridge for breakfast.

  • Hilaryvu  on  4/29/2015 at 6:43 PM

    oh, that's a tie between barley and millet if it's for porridge, or barley for savoury dishes.

  • pandapotamus  on  4/29/2015 at 6:48 PM


  • Peirsd60  on  4/29/2015 at 8:05 PM

    Getting into bulghur in a big way!

  • maceaf  on  4/29/2015 at 8:07 PM


  • t.t  on  4/29/2015 at 8:37 PM


  • Mariarosa  on  4/29/2015 at 9:14 PM


  • TheSpicedLife  on  4/29/2015 at 9:16 PM


  • paulabucharles  on  4/29/2015 at 9:17 PM


  • Gussiecat  on  4/29/2015 at 9:25 PM

    Kamut has become one of my favorites!

  • Beckiemas  on  4/30/2015 at 5:05 AM

    I've been enjoying freekeh very much lately - but also farro and barley. The three share such a lovely texture. Crunchy but chewy, somehow, at the same time.

  • enpsmom  on  4/30/2015 at 8:18 AM


  • rlmiller  on  4/30/2015 at 9:53 AM

    Quinoa in summer salads; farro in the winter.

  • DFed  on  4/30/2015 at 9:58 AM

    I'm just recently trying to discover & use different grains, but I've really enjoyed barley!

  • ErikaU  on  4/30/2015 at 12:38 PM

    Wild rice and quinoa :)

  • Wlow  on  4/30/2015 at 12:52 PM

    Bulgur but I'm eager to try freekeh!

  • cambridgecook  on  4/30/2015 at 4:16 PM


  • JulesCk  on  4/30/2015 at 5:28 PM


  • dinnermints  on  4/30/2015 at 7:33 PM

    Kamut, for its pillowy, nutty wonderfulness.

  • stuCooks  on  4/30/2015 at 9:56 PM


  • artistonholiday  on  5/1/2015 at 1:48 AM

    Bulghur wheat

  • jenniesb  on  5/1/2015 at 5:26 AM

    quinoa -it cooks up quickly and can be the base for so many flavors and dishes - breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  • Julia  on  5/2/2015 at 9:20 PM

    Farro is a favorite.

  • nomess  on  5/3/2015 at 5:25 AM

    Quinoa - only recently tasted and it was love at first taste, even better a highly nutritional grain which is so versatile.

  • beckyogini  on  5/3/2015 at 11:16 AM

    I like quinoa with cilantro and lime, yum!

  • herby  on  5/3/2015 at 7:46 PM

    Though not a grain, quinoa is high on my list. Love faro, barley, rice - love-love grains!

  • ElizabethL  on  5/3/2015 at 9:41 PM


  • Sfgordon  on  5/3/2015 at 11:39 PM

    I love bulghur in tabbouli and teff in Ethiopian cuisine but I'm looking to branch out and try some new grains that are less familiar.

  • fraserkr  on  5/4/2015 at 11:52 PM

    I love barley.

  • rahiscock  on  5/11/2015 at 3:58 AM

    Wild rice and black rice

  • rmales  on  5/11/2015 at 6:44 PM

    Teff! yum!

  • ShelfStalker  on  5/11/2015 at 11:00 PM

    Keen on quinoa!

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