Grains for Every Season

Rethinking Our Way with Grains
by Joshua McFadden, Martha Holmberg

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Named a Best Book of the Year and a Holiday Gift Pick by Amazon

Named a Best Cookbook the Year by Food52, Booklist, and Library Journal

“A gift to readers . . . For McFadden, flavor comes first.”
Booklist, Top 10 Cookbooks of the Year
James Beard Award Finalist

Joshua McFadden’s first book, the James Beard...
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Published By Artisan

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 368

Publication Date 11/23/2021

ISBN 9781579659561

Dimensions 8 inches x 10.5 inches

“These are some of the most wholesome and wholly delicious things you can eat, period. . . . Each chapter [of Grains for Every Season] has cooking techniques and nutritional breakdowns that unlock the mysteries of the whole grain pantry, from barley to wheat berries. But the fact that they're great for you is secondary to how good they taste.” 

“Joshua McFadden and his co-author Martha Holmberg write with authority, clarity and passion; it’s impossible to read [Grains for Every Season] without wanting to rush into the kitchen. And you will be glad you did. . . . [McFadden’s] sense of flavour and the balance of textures is unerring; with him, you know dinner will always be a delight. His food is hearty and yet elegant, inventive but never tricksy.”
—Nigella Lawson

“The bigger your family, the greater the likelihood you'll need to accommodate a wide variety of diets. Hence one can't overestimate the value of a good plant-based cookbook. One of the year's most versatile is Grains for Every Season by Joshua McFadden and Martha Holmberg. Whether you've never quite figured out your way around farro or you just want more quinoa in your life, these whole grains can radically alter your definition of breakfast (Millet Morning Porridge), entrées (Meat Loaf with Barley and Mushrooms), breads (Spelt Buttermilk Biscuits), and sweets (Chocolate Rye Brownies with Cashew Swirl).”

“McFadden’s modern and accessible approach to cooking brings a kinetic excitement to your kitchen. From quick weekday meals and breakfasts to more complex projects, the recipes ring clear with encouragement and allow for variety and spontaneity.”
Edible Los Angeles, The Seasons Most Delicious Reads

“Easy and delicious.”
Closer Weekly

“If you’re a vegetable lover, you probably bought the American chef Joshua McFadden’s bestselling Six Seasons (it’s one of the best vegetable books I own) so I’m glad to see this follow up on whole grains. The background information on each grain is excellent (though the book is not encyclopaedic, which is a plus). There’s plenty of advice, to—how to toast grains, sprout them and cook them by the absorption method. It’s the dishes, though, that will sway you.”
—Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph (U.K.), The 20 Best Cookbooks to Buy This Autumn

“Novel takes on recipes for every meal (including dessert) . . . This is a gift to readers, inviting them to buy a single bag of grain and experiment with its uses at different meals and in both cooking and baking. McFadden also offers clear and concise advice on how to store and prep these grains and information on their health benefits. But this isn’t a cookbook about healthy eating. For McFadden, flavor comes first.” 

“Joshua McFadden gives new life to ancient—and contemporary—grains. From maple millet bread and barley burgers, to super-fudgy oat cake and “Cracker Jack”-seasoned caramel corn . . . Grains for Every Season changes the grain game!”
—David Lebovitz, author, Drinking French and My Paris Kitchen
“Whole grain lovers, rejoice! How lucky are we to explore the delicious world of whole grains with Joshua McFadden’s new cookbook. I recommend starting with Joshua’s grain-centric veggie burgers. After giving them a try, you won't make burgers any other way.”
—Roxana Jullapat, baker and author, Mother Grains: Recipes for the Grain Revolution