James Beard Award–winning author Joshua McFadden gives grains the same considered and wide-ranging treatment he did vegetables in this much-anticipated follow-up to the mega-successful Six Seasons.
“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).” —NPR
“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 Season’s 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.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
“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
Joshua McFadden is the founder of Submarine Hospitality in Portland, Oregon. He owns and manages Ava Gene’s, Cicoria, Medjool, and Tusk restaurants. In between running the restaurants, he is bringing new life to Berny Farm, a historic fifty-acre farm in Springdale, Oregon, with the goal of creating an agricultural complex that will host collaborations between farming, food, and design. His first book, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables, also written with Martha Holmberg, won a James Beard Award in 2018. Follow him on Instagram at @jj__mc.
Martha Holmberg is a food writer who co-wrote, with Joshua McFadden, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables—a 2018 recipient of the James Beard Award. Holmberg studied cooking in Paris at École de Cuisine La Varenne and stayed to work as a private chef. She was the editor in chief of Fine Cooking magazine for a decade, followed by five years as the food editor of The Oregonian newspaper, in Portland, Oregon, where she lives. Holmberg has authored or coauthored nine books, including The Bar Book, with Jeffrey Morgenthaler, and her own books Puff, Crepes, Plums, and Modern Sauces. She is an avid though undisciplined tomato grower and is working on a tomato cookbook.