Pierre Thiam

A forgotten ancient grain that could help Africa prosper

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Forget quinoa. Meet fonio, an ancient "miracle grain" native to Senegal that's versatile, nutritious and gluten-free. In this passionate talk, chef Pierre Thiam shares his obsession with the hardy crop and explains why he believes that its industrial-scale cultivation could transform societies in Africa.

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Pierre Thiam · Chef

Pierre Thiam shares the cuisine of his home in Senegal through global restaurants and highly praised cookbooks.

Pierre Thiam shares the cuisine of his home in Senegal through global restaurants and highly praised cookbooks.