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why isnt barley used for food?

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why isnt barley used for food?

Postby Marvin » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:28 pm

You dont get any common breakfast cereals or breads or anything made from barley, way not? There's a farm shop near me that does a barley breakfast cereal and it's really nice, I dont understand why it isnt more common?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:13 pm

Because there's a much better use for it!

When I was a lad, my favorite soup was Campbell's Beef with Barley. A harbinger, to be sure.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:07 pm

Scotch Broth has barley in it, so has haggis and white pudding.
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Postby SeBBe » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:15 pm

And there is traditional Finnish Easter pudding made completely from barley malt. Worth tasting, it's wonderful!
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Postby Marvin » Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:46 pm

SeBBe wrote:And there is traditional Finnish Easter pudding made completely from barley malt. Worth tasting, it's wonderful!


Sounds good, I'll have to visit Finland sometime, even if it does have a maudlin quality rendering it unsuitable as a holiday destination. (do you get Little Britain in Finland?) :D
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Postby Aidan » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:16 pm

Some people put barley in Irish stew. It's used in lots of soups. It's also in orange and lemon drinks.
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Postby Photon » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:58 pm

My Mom's recipe for Stroganoff has it poured over a base of barley, not noodles as seems to be the norm. Much better that way.

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Postby Iain » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:08 pm

What's so uncommon about barley bread ?!

Just because it's not particularly popular in Scotland nowadays doesn't mean you "don't get any" elsewhere in the world!
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Postby Marvin » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:35 pm

Iain wrote:What's so uncommon about barley bread ?!

Just because it's not particularly popular in Scotland nowadays doesn't mean you "don't get any" elsewhere in the world!


Well it's quite relevant to me because I live in Scotland and have never seen the stuff! I've never seen it on holiday either. Can you suggest a shop where I'd find it?
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Postby Wave » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:45 pm

Ahhh, not to mention the homemade grist bread at the Archiestown Hotel in Archiestown just down the road from Craigellachie. :D


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Postby Marvin » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:56 pm

Wave wrote:Ahhh, not to mention the homemade grist bread at the Archiestown Hotel in Archiestown just down the road from Craigellachie. :D


Cheers!


Right, I gather it's somewhere in my home country but I'm fucked if I know where! :lol:
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