picture of Arroz Con Pollo, a recipe from our book
Arroz con Pollo — Chicken with Rice

Sometimes don’t you wish you could just hop on a plane or boat and set out to travel the world, tasting all the delicious specialties that characterize each country or region?

When it comes to experiencing food traditions from around the world, we’re here to tell you that your own kitchen can unlock endless culinary adventures – no expensive plane tickets necessary.

Cover of the Whole Grains Around the World book

Later this month, the Oldways Whole Grains Council is launching its new Whole Grains Around the World book, a four-week menu-plan chock full of whole grain goodness and waiting to make its debut on your plate. Each week’s menu focuses on a different heritage diet – Mediterranean, African, Latin American, and Asian – and the whole grain dishes traditional to that pattern of eating. For home cooks who are already familiar with brown rice, whole wheat bread and oatmeal, this book offers you a fun way to expand your whole grain horizons.

Whether it’s teff and sorghum in Africa, bulgur and barley in the Mediterranean, rice and millet in Asia, or quinoa and corn in Latin America, whole grains are the backbone of cultures and cuisines all over the world. For more than twenty-five years, Oldways has been has been on mission to bring traditional foods, foodways and lifestyles – ones that are good for people and good for the planet – to people everywhere. With this new book we hope to inspire and encourage whole grain enthusiasts to pull out their skillets, knives, spatulas and saucepans, and get cooking. This menu plan has a little something for everyone!

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the exciting and nutritious dishes included.

Pasta and Sardines, a recipe from our book
Whole Grain Pasta with Sardines and Swiss Chard

Mediterranean Diet

  • Shish Kebabs over Freekeh Pilaf
  • Veggie Omelet with Farro
  • Whole Grain Pasta with Sardines and Swiss Chard
  • Avocado Tuna Salad in a Pita Pocket

African Heritage Diet

  • Millet with Zucchini and Chickpeas
  • Moroccan Tagine with Prunes
  • Curry Couscous with Peppers
  • Maple Walnut Teff Porridge
Barley Pineapple Jicama Salad, a recipe from our book
Barley, Pineapple, and Jicama Salad with Avocado

Latin American Heritage Diet

  • Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
  • Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos
  • Amaranth with Peppers & Cabbage
  • Barley, Pineapple, and Jicama Salad with Avocado

Asian Heritage Diet

  • Kimchi Soba Noodles
  • Black Rice Chicken Congee
  • Chana Masala (Chickpeas) with Sweet Potatoes
  • Orange Cardamom Millet Porridge

We hope you enjoy the book!


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Wilma J OConnor
This New Cook book sounds wonderful when will it be available, how much will it cost or is this in an e- book format!
Hi Wilma -- Thanks for your interest in our book! It's currently available in our webstore for $14.99: https://www.oldwayswebstore.org/whole-grains-around-the-world/. We will be creating an e-book version in the next few months. If you'd like us to notify you when it's available, please email us at store@oldwayspt.org with your name and email address.

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