UN International Year of–What?

Quinoa. The supergrain of the Andes was so revered by the Incas, they called it chisaya mama, or “mother grain.” A nearly perfect nutrition source, this edible seed is related to spinach and beets. It has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. The Indigenous Peoples of the Andes felt that ignoring it was a rejection of traditional knowledge, and lobbied the UN to have it celebrated this year. So cook some quinoa!