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Whether it is my age or my natural inclination to avoid joining the masses indulging in the next fad, I came to quinoa late. My first hesitation was with the pronunciation. To this day I look at the word and my mind recites “kwin-oh-uh” before I can stop it and mentally recite it correctly. Nothing about the name’s physical makeup leads a person to say “keen-wah.” Maybe I should rephrase that and say nothing about it leads a genteel southern gentleman to pronounce it “keen-wah.” For close to two years my official name for it was “kwin-oh… uh…kwoon… whatever.” And most people knew exactly what I was talking about.

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