Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Farro is my new Favorite

Maybe I have been living under a rock but I tried farro for the first time over the weekend and totally LOVE it!!
After the Junior League event Saturday night we went to 300 East for dinner and I ordered the farro saute  trying to keep it healthy.
I really had no idea what it was but figured it would be good and OMG it was!!
It was farro with sauteed kale, zucchini, tomatoes, and topped with a chicken breast.
It wasn't until the next day when eating my leftovers for lunch that I looked closer at the actual farro.
(it was dark in the restaurant)
It looks like oatmeal but it's not.
It's an ancient Italian grain.
I immediately googled farro and found all kinds or recipes that I plan on recreating at home.
 Then guess what?!
I couldn't believe it!
Is farro the new thing or am I just behind the times??
Now, the question is.
Where in the world do I buy farro?
I'm thinking Trader Joe's?
Ideas, thoughts, recipes?
Have you tried farro?
Let me know!


Annie said...

Never in my life have I heard of farro! Until now!

I Do Declare said...

I have never heard of it either...and never seen it at Trader Joe's. You may have to do Whole Foods?

MCW said...

Never heard of it! Looks good though...

Mandy said...

When I saw your post, I was just thinking the same thing..am I living under a rock? I've never even heard of it until I also saw it on Skinnytaste and now your post...let us know how it goes when you make it at home! I may have to google and see if I can buy online.

Ashley said...

Ive never had it! what is it?

Nikki said...

We used to buy it at TJ's but ours doesn't carry it anymore! This is my absolute favorite recipe for it. SOOOOOO GOod.


Leigh Powell Hines said...

I have never heard of it either. That recipe looks delicious. It kind of looks like quinea. I was in TJs today, and I didn't see it.

I don't think we are under rocks. Do you? Ha!

Wiz said...

If you are behind then I am right there with you (even more so!) I hadn't heard of farro until just now but it looks so good!