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Gluten-Free Wednesday: Buckwheat Groats

"This is one of the most tender grains I have ever eaten. It's like a demure couscous, with a nutty taste." Buckwheat groats. [Photograph: Shauna James Ahern] I get words stuck in my head sometimes. No matter how far I bend my ear toward my shoulder and try to rattle those phrases out of my cranium, they stick like ticks onto bare leg. Sometimes it's names that whirl inside there. Christiane Amanpour. It has a certain quality, doesn't it? Something mellifluous and sophisticated. Charlize Theron. Maybe I repeated her name to myself because it was a couple of letters away from another name entirely: Charlie Theon. Just one beat too many in both names set me repeating. And then there... More

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