Pasta, Rice & Grains
Pasta and grains create the perfect conduit for homemade sauces. With a revival of interest and new knowledge of their extraordinary health benefits, ancient grains feature prominently in our selection, which includes all types of farina, bulgur, barley, millet, buckwheat, oats, polenta and semolina. They present countless options for main courses, salads, pilafs, side dishes, and soup, sauce and stew thickeners. There is also sweet and sour trahana, a unique tart-flavored couscous-like pasta with a dairy or tomato base. It is most frequently used to thicken wholesome soups and stews or cooked alone as a rice-like grain or porridge. Our pastas in their myriad forms include spaghetti, orzo and couscous. Another key component of a healthful diet based on the Mediterranean model are legumes which offer fat-free protein and fiber: chickpeas, lentils and kidney beans.