One of the things I love about writing about food is trying
new ingredients. When I run across something at the farmers’ market or in the
grocery aisle I haven’t cooked before, it almost always ends up in my cart.
When amaranth (pronounced ah-mah-ran-th) found its way into my kitchen last
month, I was skeptical but curious about what this tiny grain had to offer.
Trying new ingredients usually ends up one of three ways in