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Fabulous food photographer Simone v/d Berg of Simone’s Kitchen has started again with her photography challenges. I’m so happy with that so I (obviously) participate. It’s all just for fun and of course to practice food photography which has become a passion for me… Last summer I got to know her as I did a private workshop to learn more. I was a fun day and very instructive. You can see the blog post about it here!
The very first challenge of 2014 is now a fact and the theme is RAW!! After some thinking I decided I wanted to photograph an ingredient I only got to know here in Italy and loved it ever since: FARRO!

Farro is a type of wheat and very popular here in Italy. I eat it at least once a week, in a soup or as a salad for lunch or dinner (especially in summer). If I prepare a salad of farro I just use it in the same way as I would when preparing a rice salad…. Still, there is a lot of confusion about what farro is exactly. Read this below I found on the internet:

You will get to see more of farro this coming year as I will post some recipes of dishes based on farro!
Today a photo I made yesterday of plain farro. Hope you like it!


  1. Yay! Glad to see you participated! Cool photo too! I love the red in the background but be careful that it doesn’t distract too much from the main subject as red tends to pull your eye towards it really quickly. The faro looks a lot like barley?

    1. Hi Simone, thanks :D…I was a bit late this time, but I made it 😉 I made some other photo’s where the red was even more visible but I decided this photo to be the one because, as you just said, the red distracted too much in the other shots!! The most common farro you will find is Emmer Farro. I think it tastes a bit like whole grain rice…

    1. Thanks Bam!! I’ll keep on practicing 😉 And you are right there are so many things and above all dishes to photograph here in Italy….I can’t wait until summer arrives and it’s actually still day when I come home from work 😉 Now in winter times I only have weekends to take some shots…

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