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Old 06-03-2006, 02:06 PM   #1
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Question What is Farina

does anyone know what the english name for farina is as it's mentioned here and in a recipe book i have but everyone i've asked hasn't heard of it


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Old 06-03-2006, 02:18 PM   #2
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It's the same as Cream of Wheat cereal, a wheat meal.

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Old 06-04-2006, 04:46 AM   #3
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Farina is the Italian word for flour. However, in Italian, it is usually followed by description of what the flour is ... such as in farina integrate = wholewheat flour, or what is to be used for .... such as farina ideale per pizza e pasta fresca = flour ideal for pizza or fresh pasta.

Farina is also used elsewhere in the world to describe any ceral grain ground to a meal consistency - which is not ground as fine as flour - such as corn flour vs corn meal.

Not knowing the country of origin of your recipe, or what the recipe is for, makes it a little hard to give you a definitive answer as to what farina means in your recipe.

In the US - the most common form of a product called farina is wheat meal sold under the brand name "Cream of Wheat". We also have something called "Cream of Rice" is also called farina by some American-Italians.
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