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Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s been singing the praises of obscure grains since the mid-90’s and now they’re not so obscure anymore. In fact, they’re collectively the “it” ingredient this fall. At ABC Kitchen, Vongerichten and his executive chef, Dan Kluger, deliver a cheeky spin on a Jewish dish called kasha varnishkes, with veal, oats and bowtie pasta. He swaps out veal for moist, mini veal meatballs delicious on their own and even better mingled with bowties and kasha grains. Want more grains? Sample one of their whole wheat pizzas.