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The Fonio Cookbook


Chef Pierre ThiamSigned Copy

Yolélé co-founder Chef Pierre Thiam celebrates the ancient “miracle grain” of his childhood that he believes could change the world.

The Fonio Cookbook is full of simple recipes for the home cook, with both storied West African dishes such as Fonio Fritters with Sweet Potato and modern creations like Tamarind Roasted Chicken with Fonio and Fonio Seafood Paella. It also includes fonio dishes for every time of day: from Fonio and Plantain Pancakes to Fonio Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis.

Among the recipes, you’ll find a rich cultural history of fonio. The Fonio Cookbook takes the reader on a journey to Senegal’s fonio-growing region, with evocative photos and stories from harvest season detailing the grain’s ease of growth and highlighting the people who transform fonio from crop to edible grain.