By Andrea Chesman. Andrea has given us great books in the past and now she has come up with another! She did this one because she found herself in conversations at parties and with friends about beans and grains and how everyone wants to cook them more often but cannot find good recipes. This cookbook has all the background information you could need on rice, beans, and grains with the different types, cooking, buying, and storing. Also gives easy-to-follow, healthy and flavorful recipes with nutritional information included with each. Shows you how to use these as a side dish or extend into a main entree. Some wonderful examples to try: Barley-Vegetable Salad with Orange-Buttermilk Dressing; Tomato, White Bean, and Arugula Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette; Spanakorizzo; White Bean and Fennel Linguine; Vegetarian Hoppin' John or Slow-Cooked Red Beans and Rice. Or go for the gold and make Triple A Oatmeal Cookies!