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barley, or barley-shaped pasta

In Italy, barley is strictly for horses and health nuts, but the little barley-shaped pasta of the same name is popular in soups, salads and oven dishes. It's also the name for a barley drink.

The Sloww Food Presidium includes a historic variety, the antico orzo delle valli bellunesi raised in the valleys of the Dolomites.

Pasta Shapes and Dishes

Rice, Polenta & Grains

Slow Food


Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Photo Icarus