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I think I’ll have to track down this Farro porridge too! There is a breakfast porridge I like at a breakfast place in town that uses wild rice, hazelnuts, and cranberries–if Farro is as delicious as that, I would be one happy girl :)
I *just* saw a huge bag of Farro at Costco and contemplated buying it, but I wasn’t sure what I would use it for… too funny! Maybe I’ll go back and get it. :)
My parents brought me farro back from their latest Italy trip — my mom was RAVING about it. She had it in soup form, but I want to try the farro as a breakfast delight!
That meal looks glorious. I’m sure you were sad to leave, but Old Town is not a bad place to have to head back to. :)
Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:November 11th, 2010 at 10:39 am
Totally agree. I missed my charming little Old Town while I was away in the big city. :)
My dad ordered a dish that came with farro when we were eating out for dinner once, and now he’s obsessed with it. It always reminds me of him…I’ve never thought to have it for breakfast though!
Our risotto the first evening at Millennium Restaurant was made of farro as well! I still haven’t tried Il Cane Rosso. The Ferry Building holds far too many delights. :)
Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:November 11th, 2010 at 10:37 am
You MUST go there!! So fun to get to eat with you again all the way out in San Fran. Thanks for all the directions and great info.
silly question… what is porridge? Oatmeal? Eeks! how embarrassing :/
Porridge is really more of just a way of cooking – a slow-cooked creamy consistency. Like oatmeal, yes. Didn’t you read Goldilocks and the Three Bears? :)
What a gorgeous morning to enjoy breakfast outside! So jealous!
i love farro in soups! i rarely eat grains for breakfast but i might have to try this
The bowl of farro looks amazing!!
Your breakfast looked amazing…quite jealous compared to my boring toast this morning! What is the weather/temp there? Looks beautiful :)
Oh YUM! That looks like a bowl of heaven! I hope you have a safe trip home. I am sure your family misses you there!
Farro? Something else I must check out! The morning looks wonderful.
I have wanted to try farro, but know it has wheat in it. I see it all the time at Costco! As for that yogurt, it looks amazing & I don’t eat it either!
what’s funny is the first time I visited SF I had farro for the first time…and I HAD to find it when I got home. I finally found it and have yet to make it!! I had it in soup and also as a side dish…not as a cereal! Your photos are very inspiring!! Will have to break open the bag and try it.
Can I get an order of that porridge, too? Wow, it looks delicious!
I love farro! I keep trying to find it somewhere besides Whole Foods where it is like $7 for a small bag.
It’s really good in summer as a base for a tabouli kind of salad.
i’ve added this place to my wish list. i’m excited to try it.
oh man…I start to salivate and get chills just thinking about that breakfast. Such an awesome last morning in San Fran!
That porridge looks so yummy, I like mine normally just plain with some brown sugar and maple syrup.
I’ve never had farro. Looks tasty though! Gonna have to look into that. :)
Thank you for introducing farro to the blogging world. It is delightful, great idea for breakfast. You lucky girls, so glad you had an outstanding ‘get away’. The west coast is pretty cool.
I have to ask… what’s farro?
Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:November 11th, 2010 at 10:35 am
It’s a type of wheat grain!
So funny because I read a bit about farro last week and actually had been wondering why I never saw you mention it on the blog, after you’ve taught me so much about other grains! I look forward to reading whatever more you have to say/teach about farro.. =)
Haha love that I am your grain resource. Hopefully I get some this weekend!
Farro is my favorite grain. You should be able to find it at Whole Foods. But be warned, it’s like $10 a pound!! I found some cheaper on Amazon, though…
I have never heard of farro but it looks great! Mmm your yogurt looks delicious too.
Im excited for you to find farro, too! I love being introduced to new kinds of grains.
I love that I see your reflection in the metal pitcher :-)
funny as i was eating greek yogourt with honey while reading about yours and it made mine that much more enjoyable!
That porridge looks incredible! I totally need to try farro!!
How come you don’t eat yogurt? Not vegan?
Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:November 11th, 2010 at 10:34 am
I’ve just found that it doesn’t usually sit well in my stomach. I used to eat it every day, but I have almost completely cut it out now.
I’m going to keep my eye out for farro! Can’t wait until you find it and share the glory with us :)
Just catching up – sounds like you had a great weekend despite the toe/knee issues! Again, jealous. Amazing how something as simple as food can change your life (I’m completing my co-op project as I type and may be a bit over-reflective)… Hope you have a safe trip home and continue with your speedy recovery. :)
Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:November 11th, 2010 at 10:33 am
Haha I love when you get over-reflective. Hope you aren’t pulling any all-nighters for the co-op project. Sooo glad to be done with it! Call me soon, we need to catch up.
Oh my goodness! YUM! Um, I want to take a bite our of your pictures! ;)
Farro is wonderful. Another good one Kashi cooked in apple juice for breakfast. The yogurt looks amazing, too. But, truthfully, the company and the water are probably what made your breakfast spectacular. Have a safe trip home.
The farro looks great. I wish it were gluten-free and not just low in gluten, because the texture you’re describing sounds heavenly!
Yes, why no yogurt?
Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:November 11th, 2010 at 10:27 am
I find that it really upsets my stomach, so I stopped eating it regularly.
No idea what farro is… I must google :)!
Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:November 11th, 2010 at 10:23 am
It is a type of wheat grain!
I’ve never had farro in a porridge like that but the way you describe it sounds delicious!
Farro is just another type of wheat and if you have a co-op near you it might be a good place to find it. Whole foods charges you waaay to much when the co-op near my parents charges 2.50 a pound. Outrageous!
MY question is, how would you make this? chop the grain up in the food processor before trying to cook it like oatmeal? I have a bag of farro sitting nicely in my cubbord.
Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:November 11th, 2010 at 10:19 am
Yes, farro is a type of grain! I looked out our co-op and couldn’t find it – the hunt continues.
Obviously I’m not sure about making it, since I haven’t tried yet, but I thought I would pulse the farro in my food processor to break it down, and then cook it like oatmeal in a bit of almond milk. Mmmmm.
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