Ancient supergrains, now modern staples, are growing in popularity in our health conscious age. Ruth Nieman has been cooking with these grains for many years, and she is an expert on the cultural, historical and biblical background to their use in the culinary arts. The book will feature Freekeh, (from the Arabic ‘to rub’) now known as a grain and sold in many health food and grocery shops, the main staple famed in the Old Testament as a first grain offered up to the Temple in Jerusalem, grown by the ancient Israelites. The harvesting of Freekeh, Barley, Emmer, Quinoa, Sorghum wheat, Spelt and many more, govern the landscape of Israel’s Judean hills and the lush northern region, known as Galilee.
Forward and introduction Ingredients and conversions The ancestry of grains and pseudocereals The history of bread and artisan bakers The lost crops from ancient cuisines Freekeh wild wheats - einkorn and emmer Ancient grains - dinkel (spelt), kamut (khorasan wheat), sorghum, teff Early pseudocereals =- amaranth and quinoa The re-emergence of ancient grains and cereals Bibliography and references
Ruth Nieman was a practising nurse for many years. In 2017, she published her opus, The Galilean Kitchen. Giving talks and supper club appearances all around the South East, Ruth has built up a reputation as a brilliant raconteur and cook. Ruth lives in North London.