There are a lot of quinoa haters out there. At least that's what The Wall Street Journal would have us believe. The front page of the Sept. 14-15 weekend print edition carried the headline: "Foodies' Ingrained Loyalty to Quinoa Sprouts a Backlash."
Anne Fishbein Quinotto at Mo-Chica
While we liked the headline writer's clever play on words, we're skeptical about a supposed schism between those who do and don't crave quinoa. According to the WSJ, the battle lines were launched last year when Canadian food blogger Jessica Hardy, "a trailblazer in the budding anti-quinoa movement," penned an article (under the byline Jessica Brunt) for the Vancouver Observer called "Five Reasons to Hate Quinoa." Among her gripes with the "newly trendy superfood" are the hard-to-pronounce name, the "fanatical fan base," the appearance and taste, and the fact that it's "so good for me."More »