The James Beard Foundation Award-winning cookbook “that explores the landscape of whole-grain flours, with deliciousness as its guiding principle” (The Oregonian).
Baking with whole-grain flours used to be about making food that was good for you, not food that necessarily tasted good, too. But Kim Boyce truly has reinvented the wheel with this collection of seventy-five recipes that feature twelve different kinds of whole-grain flours, from amaranth to teff, proving that whole-grain baking is more about incredible flavors and textures than anything else.
When Boyce, a former pastry chef at Spago and Campanile, left the kitchen to raise a family, she was determined to create delicious cakes, muffins, breads, tarts, and cookies that her kids (and everybody else) would love. She began experimenting with whole-grain flours, and Good to the Grain is the happy result. The cookbook proves that whole-grain baking can be easily done with a pastry chef’s flair. Plus, there’s a chapter on making jams, compotes, and fruit butters with seasonal fruits that help bring out the wonderfully complex flavors of whole-grain flours.
“This is the book we’ve been waiting for. A cookbook that takes all those incredible flours with names like amaranth and kamut that have started appearing in stores, and tells us what to do with them.” —Kitchn
“Thanks to Kim Boyce’s Good to the Grain, we’ve got a whole new range of flavors to play with—she’s inspired us to put a little whole wheat into our cookies, a little spelt in our cake, and to always remember to make our food taste, above all, more of itself.” —Food52