Pierre Thiam

MEET FONIO

an ancient 'miracle grain' native to africa

 

Forget quinoa. Meet fonio (pronounced PHONE-YO), an ancient African supergrain that's versatile, nutritious and gluten-free.

In this passionate TED Talk that has been viewed more than 1M times, 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.

To purchase fonio and support rural West African farmers, check out Thiam's new African superfood company, Yolélé Foods.

 

 
 

YOLÉLÉ FOODS  

a purpose-driven african food company

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Launched in 2017, Yolélé Foods specializes in fonio, an ancient African supergain.  The company's mission is to transform rural West African farming communities by creating the first modern fonio supply chain in the world.  

Yolélé fonio can be found on Amazon, Thrive Market and in select Whole Foods Markets.

 

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Recipes by chef pierre thiam

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IN THE PRESS

Changing our perception of ourselves starts with the food we eat.

-PIERRE THIAM