"Washington Post "Top 10 Cookbook of 2011
"New York Times "Notable Cookbook of 2011
"New York Times "2011 Best Summer Cookbook
"Cooking Light," Best 100 Cookbooks of the Past 25 Years
"Gourmand Awards," 2011 Winner, USA Mediterranean Category
"It's a wonderful book!"
--Ellie Krieger, "Food Network," 2011
"Maria has an infectious passion that is contagious beyond measure."
--Suvir Saran, "Top Chef Masters "contestant, Season 3, 6/9/11"
""Whole grains have cast a spell on me""" are the first words in this excellent cookbook from Speck. Read on and they will cast a spell on you, and, like me, you'll look forward to her next book."""
--Today's Diet & Nutrition Magazine, Editor's Picks, 2011
"Grain guru Maria Speck's new cookbook "Ancient Grains for Modern Meals "has shown me the proverbial light. . . . Pick up a copy of the book, and you'll find ideas for breakfasts, dinners, desserts, and breads from Speck's rich heritage alongside beautifully vibrant photography of select dishes. The breadth and variety present in the collection also reinforce the idea that with the recipes come entire culinary traditions condensed, refined, and recorded for your own gastronomical pleasure."
--The Epi-Log, Epicurious.com, 8/4/11
"A sensuous love letter to the delicious possibilities of whole grains. . . . Maria brings a curiosity and a puckish sense of exuberance to this glamorous exploration of whole grains."
"Her new cookbook ... is a beautiful collection of recipes inspired by her upbringing, and by the Mediterranean whole grain foods she has enjoyed throughout her life. ...Hello, Dark Chocolate Muesli. Hi, Saffron Waffles with Orange Cream. Where've you been my whole life?"
--Cheryl Sternman-Rule, 5 Second Rule, 6/27/11
..".there are so many gluten-free grain recipes... (amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa, rice, and wild rice) that I didn't need to feel dshow more