How did our ancestors eat? My great grandfather had perfect teeth and vision. This interests me very much - why not eat food that nourishes us, tastes good, and lends itself to exploring ours and other cultural heritages? I made kamut berries last night -it’s so easy, just toast them in a pan, soak in water overnight, then cook like rice - and threw in some roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts. Drizzled a tiny bit of truffle oil over the top. Delicious and so simple.
What is kamut? It’s an heirloom wheat varietal that most likely originated in Egypt. It was found in ancient tombs of the pharaohs, and is said to have been brought aboard Noah’s Ark. It’s superior to common wheat in protein, amino acids and vitamins; and also free from toxins that exist in concentrated form in conventionally grown wheat kernels. It has a buttery flavor and chewy texture, and Rebecca Wood says it makes the best pizza dough. Experiment with whole grains and nourish your body like the ancients!
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