where to buy/order Farro?
I fell in love with the cold farro salad at Tempo, a new restaurant in Brooklyn. Ever since then, I've been trying to find farro so I can make it at home, and I've been unsuccessful-- I've even tried Trader Joe's, a huge Waldbaum's upstate and my local food co-op. which has a lot of grains and bulk foods.
I know it's also known as whole spelt, and have been looking for that as well.
I'm also looking for good farro/spelt recipes...
Does anyone know where I can find farro, either online or in the New York City area?
You should be able to buy Farro from a really good Italian Deli. We have an A&S here in westchester that sells it. Gourmet specialty stores, Gourmet Garage in the city, Dean & Deluca.
I make risotto with it and Farro soup with a ham hock(like regular bean soup) You can just boil it til soft and add butter and cheese as a side dish. However, I'm with you I love farro salad and make it all the time in the summer. Kind of like tabouli with cherry tomatoes/cukes/parsley dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. Hope this helps.
Coluccio has it (60th St Bklyn) as well as the umbrian lentils somebody was looking for last week.
I am sure Kalyustan carries farro too - likely even Sahadi's.