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Ancient Heritage Cookies was released by Pelican Publishing on October 31, 2016.

For interviews or events, contact Luane Kohnke at, 917.856.6012 or Antoinette de Alteriis, Promotion Director at Pelican,, 504.368.1175, ext 331.

Gluten-Free, Whole-Grain, and Nut-Flour Treats

By Luane Kohnke

Photographs by John Uher

About the Book:

With consumers today focused on making healthier choices, even for dessert, ancient and whole grains have been rediscovered. This timely cookbook offers mouthwatering recipes and gorgeous photographs of cookies featuring grains and flours such as whole wheat, barley, oats, and coconut, from regions including the Middle East, Asia, and Central America. Home bakers will enjoy trying Oatmeal-Chocolate Cookies, Pistachio and Brown Rice Sables, Almond-Hazelnut Drops, and Cashew Steel Cut Oat Cookies, and more.

LUANE KOHNKE has been baking and experimenting with inspiring ingredients since she was a young child on her family’s farm in Wisconsin. She followed this passion and obtained culinary training at the well-known Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Several of her recipes have been featured in the New York Times dining section, and her first cookbook, featuring recipes for gluten-free cookies, was met with rave reviews. In 2011, Kohnke opened a wholesale bakery, Luane’s Cookies, serving corporate clients. She has been a guest writer for numerous cooking blogs and publications, where she highlights unusual ingredients.

JOHN UHER owns the well-known John Uher Studio in mid-town Manhattan. For more than 20 years, he has specialized in exceptional food and beverage photography.

Ancient Heritage Cookies
128 pp.  8 1/2 x 8 1/2
53 color photos.
3 color maps.  Index.
ISBN: 9781455621316
Price: $21.95

Pelican Publishing Company
1000 Burmaster Street
Gretna, LA 70053-2246