Move over wheat, rice, barley, 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. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in a nod aimed at focusing attention on underexploited genetic resources for developing countries, has anointed 2013 the “international year of quinoa”, a pseudocereal. But what exactly are pseudocereals, and why all the ballyhoo over them? Continue reading