A quick supper with quinoa

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean - Year of Quinoa

The box of quinoa proudly announces that the United Nations has declared 2013 the Year of Quinoa (pronounced keen wah).  This is intriguing, why would this grain be elevated to this status? Before cooking with it, I thought I’d find out more. It’s an adaptable crop even in places where…

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Savouring our Wild Foods

Ben Read - Photo Courtesy of Nordic Food Lab

There are about a dozen of us sat round a table upstairs in Iglu restaurant, Edinburgh. We’re there in part because Ben Reade worked at the restaurant some 7 years ago and partly as he’s now Head of Culinary Research and Development at the Nordic Food Lab based in Copenhagen,…

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