FARRO” is one of the oldest grains, an ancient form of wheat (also called emmer), and cooks like pearl barley or rice, with no soaking. It has a wonderful nutty flavor and is quite nutritious. Every summer, “SERENADERS” get to enjoy this fabulous grain in various forms during our program in UMBRIA, Italy. Here is a wonderful recipe by one of our favorite Italian-American chefs, Lidia Bastianich. Enjoy!! http://www.lidiasitaly.com/recipes/detail/985


Our friend, CATERINA, at the reception desk of our amazing 4 star hotel, HOTEL dei DUCHI, in SPOLETO – our home for 12 nights during our program. HOTEL dei DUCHI’s professionalism is incomparable, yet program participants get to connect with all friendly staff members – a true cross cultural experience. We LOVE our hotel, be it the view of the rolling Umbrian hills, their terrace, the beautiful garden, spacious rooms, exquisite breakfast buffet, or when we dine al fresco! Visit their website: http://www.hoteldeiduchi.com/en