This is my new favorite breakfast, an over easy egg on top of some hot cracked emmer cereal. This came from Bluebird Grain Farms here in Washington, and I’ve been seeing their name a lot. Thanks to their presence at my nearby natural market I’ve gotten hooked on farro (rhymes with tomorrow). According to Bluebird Grain Farms it’s called farro in Italy and they call it Emmer farro. When cooked in it’s whole berry form it’s yummy and satisfying to chew, and I really like it in the cold salads offered by our market (Scott and I call them “hippie salads”, but in a loving way).
I’m going to have to try some of the recipes on the Bluebird Grain Farms site. Especially Bluebird Grains Emmer Salad Caramelized Onion & Fennel and Emmer Farro Salad with Fresh Garden Vegetables.
See also: Alterna-grains from Small Farms at Chow, which offers this tip: “Fun Fact: An easy way to incorporate more hearty whole grains like wheat berries or oats into your diet is to soak them overnight. They cook in just as few minutes as opposed to an hour.”