Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of hulled wheat, especially spelt or emmer, typically used in salads, soups, and side dishes.
- ‘In reality, farro requires no soaking and cooks to tenderness as quickly as rice.’
- ‘And the terms "spelt" and "farro" often are used interchangeably, leading to consumer confusion - so buyer beware.’
- ‘The best seafood dish was the fish of the day, roasted, with lemon and oregano; the best poultry item were two quail, grilled to juicy pinkness inside, rolled in Casella's impressive herb stash, and served on a mushroom farro cake.’
- ‘My experience in cooking farro contradicts the instructions I've come across.’
- ‘Roasted fennel and orange give seared duck breast a pleasing, almost Asian, aspect, the citrusy sauce soaked up by earthy farro.’
- ‘Warm farro is tinged an unlikely pink from baby beets sautéed with Brussels sprouts and turnips.’
- ‘The aroma of the funghi and a rich creamy sauce melded together with the wholesome little farro grains resulting a slightly heavy, but infuriatingly delicious plateful of food.’
- ‘Bring to a boil, cover, reduce to a simmer and cook until farro is soft, about 15 minutes.’
- ‘Cooked with sausage, then mixed with diced apples for a sweet crunch, farro makes a savory side dish for roast chicken.’
- ‘Saute onions until translucent and stir in farro.’
- ‘Divide farro among four plates, top each portion with one quail breast and spoon sauce over each portion.’
- ‘I posted about this recipe, but at that time, I didn't have farro so I substituted bulgur, per the recipe's suggestions.’
- ‘Actually, I was supposed to use farro, but could absolutely not find it.’
- ‘Because they are difficult to grow, farro and spelt fell into disfavor as farmers turned to raising the more profitable and high-yielding commercial wheat variety (Triticum aestivum).’
Late 18th century: Italian, from Latin, ‘wheat’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.