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eatwell Mar 1, 2011 08:28 AM

Found farro at Latino grocers on St. Viateur. Staff were very confused when we asked for farro, didn't know they carried it and had not the slightest idea of what it was/is! We found it ourselves amongst their pasta. I presented it to them when we found it! This drew quite a crowd, the "chefs" in the front of the store, general staff and such, all intrigued! "We" made a wonderful salad with farro, roasted beets, walnuts, parsley, feta, and assorted other things, incredible. First time all of us had ever tasted farro.
I mostly sat by the fireplace while my daughter, son & girlfriend cooked.

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    lagatta Mar 2, 2011 08:20 AM

    I've also bought farro at Milano on St-Laurent. It is a type of spelt, but I believe it is softer than other spelt, or perhaps a bit pre-cooked? I've tried making a farro dish with other spelt from a natural-foods shop and it didn't work well - it remained too chewy despite long, gentle cooking.

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      looosia Mar 1, 2011 09:46 AM

      Last time I was at La Salle à Manger they had a really tasty farro dish and while I can't recall exactly what was in it, it was really delicious and was my first time trying farro. Need to go back to that place.

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      1. re: looosia
        afoodyear Mar 1, 2011 12:14 PM

        They also do a "farotto" (farro risotto) that is quite good.

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