Bowls of Plenty

Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals


By Carolynn Carreno

Foreword by Nancy Silverton

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A fresh and flexible approach to grain bowls–thoughtfully structured one-dish meals that marry health and flavor–from James Beard Award-winning journalist and acclaimed cookbook coauthor Carolynn Carreno.

Gorgeous, layered, satisfying bowls have become the next wave of healthy eating. From food blogs to Instagram, farm-to-table bistros to chain restaurants, “the bowl” has become part of our culinary vocabulary. And whole grains are not just for hippies and health nuts anymore! Hearty grains like quinoa, farro, millet, and spelt are replacing flour or corn tortillas, bread, pasta, white rice, and mashed potatoes as the base or vehicle for other, richer, more complex ingredients.

Bowls of Plenty brings grain bowls to the home cook, offering more than 75 recipes for hearty, grain-centric, one-dish meals that layer flavorful veggies and delicious sauces and vinaigrettes, with optional meats and dairy on a foundation of whole-grain staples. A mix sweet and savory breakfast bowls, salad bowls that will put an end to the sad desk lunch, flexible composed main dish bowls that work with all diets, and creative dessert bowls, Bowls of Plenty is a modern handbook for healthy and delicious cooking at home.


  • "Carreno has impeccable creds on the seemingly ubiquitous yet still growing phenomenon of one-bowl meals. . . . her take on value-added whole grains is deeply authoritative and inspiringly delicious. . . . [the] determinedly 'flavor first' approach draws on influences modern eaters want."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Carolynn Carreno is perhaps the most honest and knowledgeable cook I know. She is fearless in her pursuit of authenticity and flavor, and she creates recipes that are filled with her unstoppable quest for deliciousness. She is truly a cook's cook."
    Jonathan Waxman
  • "When Carolynn told me she was working on BOWLS OF PLENTY, I knew it was a great idea, and also that she was the one to write it. Carolynn is the rare combination of cook who has a 'chef' mentality. . . . Combining those two sensibilities to create 100 grain-based recipes, well, those will be grain bowls that I will want to eat for a very long time."
    Nancy Silverton
  • "Carolynn Carreno is both a knowledgeable writer and an entertaining one, a writer with a flair for language and a talent for storytelling. She can make any topic interesting, even fun, to read about."
    Colman Andrews

On Sale
Jan 17, 2017
Page Count
240 pages

Carolynn Carreno

About the Author

Carolynn Carreño is a James Beard award-winning food writer. Her work as appeared in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Saveur, and the Los Angeles Times. She has coauthored many acclaimed cookbooks, including Nancy Silverton’s Mozza at Home and Pat LaFrieda’s Meat: Everything There is to Know. Carreno lives in San Diego, CA and New York City.

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