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Wheat Tasting December 2012

For this year’s wheat tasting we outdid ourselves (perhaps overdid ourselves) with nineteen (NINE-TEEN!) different wheat varieties from farms in California as well as Oregon and Washington. Each variety was presented in three different applications: cooked whole grain wheat berries, flat bread, and pasta. Our goal…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Wheat

In January we hosted a wheat tasting, in an attempt to distinguish flavor characteristics of different varieties of wheat. We focused on three varieties grown organically in Healdsburg, CA by Matt Taylor of Front Porch Farms. And the results are in!

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Wheat Tasting – A first step towards creating a vocabulary

On January 10, we hosted a wheat tasting at Oliveto Restaurant in Oakland, CA. Our plan wast to begin establishing some basic vocabulary for how to talk about the flavor components of wheat and flour and well as discern how those components vary between different varieties.
In attendance were some of the most highly-tuned palates we know including:…

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