Author(s): Maria del Mar Sacasa
Inspired by the success of health-minded, irreverent cookbooks such as Fifty Shades of Kale and Thug Kitchen, The Quinoa [KEEN-WAH] Cookbook offers a sendup of the latest hipster grain, along with 75 seriously delicious recipes. In the increasingly trend-driven and health-conscious food world, there are a handful of foods that inspire both admiration and irritation. Quinoa is one of them. Not only has it become as ubiquitous as kale salads or acai bowls on hipster cafe menus, it is also frustratingly difficult to pronounce and can be even more challenging to prepare. Enter The Quinoa [KEEN-WAH] Cookbook. With more than seventy-five fresh and fun takes on this ancient grain, foolproof cooking instructions for getting perfect results every time, and a nutritional overview that explains why everyone has gone quinoa-crazy, this cookbook will appeal to both quinoa converts and novices alike.
Accompanied by gorgeous four-color photography, the cookbook features recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts, and will show readers inventive and often offbeat methods for utilizing the protein-rich grain in ways they'd never expect-such as quinoa tacos, a '50s-inspired quinoa casserole, and even quinoa cupcakes. Move over kale: it's quinoa's time to shine.
Maria del Mar Sacasa is a professional food stylist, consultant, and editor. She graduated at the top of her class at the French Culinary Institute and has worked at Lucky, Vogue, and America's Test Kitchen. She authors the blog Cookin' and Shootin' and is the author of Winter Cocktails and Summer Cocktails.