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The complete whole grain cookbook
Gelles, Carol.
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New York : Donald Fine, [1989]

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xii, 514 pages ; 24 cm
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TX808 .G45 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Booklist Review

This thorough guide begins with a basic introduction to grains, grain terminology, and cooking methods. However, the focus is on classic and less familiar recipes, which include specific, easy-to-follow directions suitable for beginners as well as experienced cooks. Easy recipes are so marked, and health tips are provided so recipes can be altered for special needs. Recipes for the major grains (wheat, rice, and corn) range from wheat berry scampi (easy) and coq au vin with couscous to paella, warm Thai beef salad (easy), posole and shrimp soup, tortillas, and hush puppies. Designated minor grains--only because they constitute a small portion of mainstream America's diet--barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, rye, and wild rice are given full play in part three; and, for the more adventurous cook, the final section offers recipes for unusual grains (amaranth, Job's tears, quinoa, teff, and triticale) and for using breakfast cereals in a variety of ways--from spinach-stuffed flounder to granola coffee cake (easy). To be indexed. --Sally Estes

Library Journal Review

Finding that the first recipe in a whole grain cookbook is for puff pastry cheese straws, followed by, among others, Fettucini Alfredo and Mom's Chopped Liver, might surprise most readers. However, although Gelles does include some recipes like these, she presents a great deal of information on all types of grains along with several hundred recipes, each accompanied by its nutritional breakdown and health tips (for the fettucini, ``eat only a bit''). It's not that her recipes aren't good, for they are, but one wonders what some of them are doing in a book concerned with calorie, cholesterol, sodium, and fiber contents. Buy for the information on grains and for the many easy but different recipes. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.