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Embracing a grain called freekeh, with help from the experts
Embracing a grain called freekeh, with help from the experts

The great grain parade keeps on growing. You've mastered barley, farro and even quinoa, are you ready to get freekeh? The latest entry in the seemingly ever-expanding universe of whole grains, freekeh is a Middle Eastern grain made from green wheat that's been harvested before it's mature and then roasted. And it's delicious. Think of an earthier farro or a chewier barley. Traditionally, freekeh was prepared by sun-drying the grain and then burning it to remove the chaff and straw. This gave a smoky flavor that you still find referred to in some descriptions. Whatever smoke there might be today is not very noticeable — probably these days it's simply...

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