Adventures in Cooking: My Escape from the Land of the Bland

Discovering Fonio

Photo by Dara O’Brien, Lake Isle Press

I grew up in a meat and potatoes household. Except I wouldn’t eat potatoes. I wouldn’t eat veggies or fish, either. Or basically anything but elbow macaroni with butter and a little tomato sauce, grape jelly sandwiches on white bread with the crusts cut off, chicken, and red meat (well-done). Chocolate milk only, no plain. I was also very…