A staple food throughout the world, grains have kept people fed through the year for centuries. Made into cereals and breads, grains are the foundation of most cuisines. Grains have also been one the most modified foods in our country. Bred for improved yields, the protein and flavor have been sacrificed. It is even proposed that these newer hybrids are the cause of our gluten intolerance, and that the older, heirloom varieties of wheat don’t cause these problems. Grown on the home scale, these older grains can be grown and enjoyed. We can enjoy the flavor and nutrition only heirloom grains can provide.