Giacomo Santoleri, Abruzzo. Emmer Wheat, Pulses and Pasta

Guardiagrele, Chieti
Giacomo Santoleri was a engineer before turning to agriculture 20 years ago. His Caprafico farm is on the eastern slopes of the Maiella National Park in Abruzzo, close to the town of Guardiagrele and there he has chosen to grow a range of heritage grains to mill for bread and pasta. Pasta from his barley and emmer (farro) is a long way from the uniform white mono flavour of pasta made from high yielding wheat varieties and it is also much healthier; emmer is known to be good for the heart and immune system. It is high in antioxidants, fibre and protein. Like many heritage grains the plants are strong and sturdy and can be grown without the need for chemical fertilisers and pesticides
Giacomo also makes a delicious mix of chickpea, lentil, farro and barley for soups and salads and grows small, brown lentils high up on the scrubby foothills of the beautiful Maiella National Park

Ma'Kaira Farro and Barley Linguine. 500g

£5.50
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These ancient grains are tall and hardy and grow without the need for chemical fertilisers and herbicides. After harvesting they are stone ground and made into pasta from 90% farro and 10% barley flour. This is not a health food for the gluten intolerant but the most delicious, high-protein, nutty pasta that is rich in anti-oxidants, iron, magnesium and zinc and easy to digest. \u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eGiacomo recommends trying it first with just some parmesan or pesto and olive oil to recognise the difference in taste and texture. Be careful how you cook it - keep it al dente (just 6 minutes for the linguine) to retain all the goodness\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/thehamandcheeseco.com\/collections\/giacomo-santolieri-abruzzo-emmer-wheat-pulses-and-pasta\"\u003eRead About The Farmer\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Caprafico Lentils. 500g

£7.50
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Caprafico Chicchi. Pasta 'grains' made from 100% Farro. 500g

£5.00
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Sfarrata. Mix of Grains and Pulses. 500g

£5.00
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