PEOPLE + PLACE + PRODUCE | The Story of Fränkischer Grünkern (Franconian green corn)

GERMANY

The good people of Neckar-Odenwald want to share their unique cuisine using the unripe grains of Bauländer spelt, which are sold as Fränkischer Grünkern.

They have produced a book – Hauptsache Grünkern (Mainly Greencorn) – with 150 grünkern-themed recipes.

Recently awarded geographical indicator status by the European Union, grünkern is amazingly popular in southern Germany, where a greencorn festival has been held every year in Kupprichhausen since 1978.

They can be bought from Zimmermann Mill.