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Word of the Day: Farro


Pronounced: FAHR-oh

An ancient cereal grain belonging to the wheat family and dating back more than 20,000 years. It was the staple of Roman legions during their occupation of Egypt. Farro has reemerged in Italy is attracting attention from cooks around the world. Farro has a dense chewy structure and a rich, nutty flavor. It can be used in pasta, bread, and for risotto-style dishes.

WestchesterEats highly recommends Food Lover’s Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst for your kitchen library. Word of the Day is an extraction from their most recent edition with more than 6,700 entries A – Z.

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