Barley and Boiled Egg Soup, with discs of pan-fried white turnip and parsley

Barley and Boiled Egg Soup

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Bacon Chops and a Warm Salad

Bacon Chops and a Warm Salad, with marrowfat peas, pearl barley, dried fruit, nuts and seeds

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Mushroom and Pearl Barley Soup 02, with borlotti beans, fresh thyme and sour cream

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Chickpea and Mushroom Orzotto

Chickpea and Mushroom Orzotto, with caramelised onions (or leeks) and parsley

It’s ages since I’ve cooked either orzotto or risotto. For those who don’t know the difference orzotti (plural) are a speciality of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of NE Italy, that includes the beautiful city of Trieste, where pearl barley is used instead of aborio rice. Continue reading

Pan-fried Mushrooms and Pearl Barley Soup

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Orzotto, with marrowfat peas and smoked bacon

Orzotto with marrowfat peas and smoked bacon

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Orzotto

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