FWx can’t pinpoint when exactly it happened. One day people pronounced quinoa as KWEE-no, and the next day everyone’s mom was plating up a dish of KEEN-wah. Quinoa, the Andean pseudo grain (it's actually a seed), is so popular that some of the farmers who grow it can no longer afford it. How popular is it? So popular the UN declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa.
Despite attempts to grow the grain in America, it still exists here mostly as a South American import. The US takes more than half of the Andeans yield, which was well over 5,000 tons in 2012.
But all trendy foods must eventually be replaced by something newer, hotter and more interesting. We scoured the markets for what we think will be the grains of the future.