Freekeh, Wild Wheats & Ancient Grains are re-emerging from our historical, biblical and cultural past as the modern staples, in our quest for healthy eating. The lost crops have vanished from the ancient civilisations of forgotten eras, reappearing on the global culinary agenda as the nutritious grains that are to reenergise our palates, body and mind.
From a breadth of research in the fields of Northern Israel and years of cooking the green, unripe seeds of wheat, Ruth Nieman explores the traditional agricultural process of gleaning the wheat, roasting the husks on open fires and rubbing the skins to expose the nutty kernels, with the distinctive smokey flavour and delights the reader with innovative, contemporary recipes for the cracked wheat. Freekeh, Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains takes the reader to the foothills of Mount Hermon, where the wild wheat of Emmer was discovered in 1906, and into the biblical Judean hills where the domestication of einkorn, khorasan, spelt and other cereal grains was said to have taken place.
With reference to the Old Testament, historical culinary manuscripts and English literature together with a cornucopia of delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes, Freekeh, Wild Wheats & Ancient Grains; recipes for heathy eating will be published by Prospect Books on 9th September 2021 and available for pre-order now.