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ISO Farro in Montreal

Chocolatine | Sep 1, 2009 08:30 PM

I'm on the hunt for farro, which I understand is an old wheat type, also called emmer wheat. It looks like this; http://ansonmills.com/farro.htm
It's used in Italy a bit like rice or barley, for risottos, stews, etc. I watched Giada de L. turn it into a cheesy risotto a while ago, and she raved and raved about it (naturally). Problem is, I can't find it anywhere!!

I went to Milano, figuring that they would have it for sure... nope. I spoke to at least 3 employees, 2 which had no idea what I was talking about, and this nice older guy who told me Farro stands for spelt in Italian, and said it doesn't refer to a specific grain /pasta and brought me to the pasta shelves, where I saw a bunch of boxes of farro made pasta, indeed. No at all what I'm looking for.

So, would anyone know where I could find this, or how it would be called here?

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