Excellent BUT.....with one major irritation. The book surpassed my expectations in many ways. The information about the individual grains is interesting and not overly detailed. The cooking and usage of the different grains is exactly what I wanted, the recipes are tempting and not overly complex, the photography and general presentation is excellent BUT the nutritional information is irritating at best, if not extremely aggravating. Given that this information is given prior to the recipes for each grain, recipes that largely involve adding the uncooked grains to other ingredients, why are the calories, fat etc etc for most of the grains given for COOKED measures and not raw? Is one expected to cook the recipes and then pick out all the grains to weigh/measure them? As someone who needs to watch calories and fat, this is really unhelpful. I now need to go through and establish this information and annotate my book before I can try the recipes. It isn't even consistent, as both faro and freekeh do have uncooked information, so why not them all?
No doubt I will get over myself but I do wish I could have given this book 5 stars as, apart from this one aspect, it really is just what I wanted.