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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Farro
Farro is one of the oldest grains, and I urge you to try it. If you are not familiar with it, you will...
 
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Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
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July 29, 2014
Farro

Farro is one of the oldest grains, and I urge you to try it. If you are not familiar with it, you will come to love it. An ancient form of wheat (also called emmer), farro cooks like pearl barley or rice, with no soaking. It has a wonderful nutty flavor and is very nutritious. Since it is now sold in many specialty and health food markets and easily ordered online, it is easy to procure and it stores well. I hope it becomes a staple in your pantry.