Move over, wheat, rice, barley, oat, and maize: Your botanical imposters are poised for global conquest! Yes, the pseudocereals are on the up and up, particularly among North American culinary savants and health conscious types. Further, in a nod aimed at focusing attention on underexploited genetic resources for developing countries, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has anointed 2013 the “international year of quinoa”, a pseudocereal. But what exactly are pseudocereals, and why all the ballyhoo over them? Continue reading