Farro d’Abruzzo is a type of ancient grain that has been grown in the Abruzzo region of Italy for centuries. It is a type of wheat that is high in protein, fiber, and nutrients, making it a popular ingredient in many traditional Abruzzese dishes. Farro d’Abruzzo can be found in many towns and communes throughout the region, including Sulmona, L’Aquila, and Pescara.

The history of farro d’Abruzzo dates back to ancient times, when it was a staple food of the Roman army. It was also a popular food among the shepherds and farmers of Abruzzo, who would use it to make hearty soups and stews. Today, farro d’Abruzzo is recognized as a PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) by the Italian government, which means that it must be produced in a specific way and in a specific region in order to be labeled as such.

One popular recipe that uses farro d’Abruzzo is Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables. To make this dish, you will need farro d’Abruzzo, roasted vegetables (such as zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers), cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs (such as basil and parsley), and a simple vinaigrette dressing. Another popular recipe is Farro Soup with Beans and Greens, which combines farro d’Abruzzo with cannellini beans, kale, and other vegetables to create a hearty and nutritious soup.

– “Farro d’Abruzzo PAT.” Consorzio di Tutela del Farro di Monteleone di Spoleto. https://www.farrodiabruzzo.it/en/farro-dabruzzo-pat/
– “Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables.” Food Network. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/farro-salad-with-roasted-vegetables-recipe-1942903
– “Farro Soup with Beans and Greens.” Bon Appétit. https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/farro-soup-with-beans-and-greens