We botanists in the kitchen are busy preparing for Thanksgiving, as you probably are too. Please enjoy this quick song about a grain salad. And if you still need ideas for vegetarian side, consider this a recipe.
To the tune of Darcy Farrow. (See this version by John Denver if you don’t know the tune.)
The Ballad of Farro Salad
Where the water runs down to the Nile River plain,
There came a kernel, emmer farro was its name.
A wheat of four-fold ploidy, and a fair one to see,
The sweetest texture e’er found in a grain.
It goes well with tomatoes, cherries red and gold.
The larger ones we halve; the littlest we leave whole.
Add goat cheese crumbled in, with parsley julienned.
Serve at room temp or maybe even cold.
Oh they sing of emmer farro where the Hudson runs through.
They sing of its beauty out in San Francisco too.
At dusky sundown, to its name they drink a round,
and to its golden hearty chew.