Ellie Krieger, RD,
host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and author of Weeknight Wonders


“Maria Speck is my whole grain guru. She conjures the appeal and sumptuousness of these wondrous staple foods in a way that makes me want to run to the kitchen immediately and start cooking. Her passion, knowledge and good taste are reflected on every page in this beautiful book that makes eating whole grains more approachable and inspiring than ever.”
John Becker and Megan Scott,
authors of the Joy of Cooking


Simply Ancient Grains is an ode to bringing whole grains into the modern kitchen, not simply as ‘health food,’ but as nourishing and delicious additions to the home cook’s pantry. The artful recipes make use of their unique flavors and textures, weaving together the exotic and the familiar. For the whole grain lover, this book is a trustworthy reference and an inspiration.”
Deborah Madison,
author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

“Maria Speck brings a wealth of surprise to grains with her vivid sense of color, and her attention to texture and, of course, to taste. All of these elements come into view in an utterly fresh way. What an innovative book!”

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