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Johnny L.A.
11-13-2010, 02:40 PM
Is there a difference between farina and semolina? Or, when used as a breakfast cereal such as Cream of Wheat, are the terms interchangeable?

Hello Again
11-13-2010, 02:48 PM
Semolina is the wheat middlings specifically from durum wheat.

Farina is the wheat middlings from every other kind of wheat.

Semolina is yellow in color. It tastes different from farina.

Farina is whitish. Farina is also coarser.

DonLogan
11-13-2010, 02:50 PM
For fuck's sake, this has to be the nadir.

I don't care if I get banned for saying it.

Johnny L.A.
11-13-2010, 02:52 PM
Shut up and eat your Cream of Wheat.

DonLogan
11-13-2010, 03:31 PM
That's what my mother said, while drinking a Manhattan right before the CCD meeting.

twickster
11-13-2010, 03:37 PM
For fuck's sake, this has to be the nadir.

I don't care if I get banned for saying it.

I'm not going to ban you for it -- but if you think a thread is stupid, ignore the thread, don't post in it. Easy peasy.

Thanks,

twickster, Cafe Society moderator

DonLogan
11-13-2010, 03:42 PM
I'm not going to ban you for it -- but if you think a thread is stupid, ignore the thread, don't post in it. Easy peasy.

Thanks,

twickster, Cafe Society moderator


I totally agree with you 99% of the time, but there's going to be the 1% where something has to be said.

Gracias...

aceplace57
11-13-2010, 06:17 PM
I love Cream of Wheat. I make it half milk and half water. Pure milk tastes better but too many calories.

I make it at least three times a week. Great stuff. With either blueberrys or raisins and honey.

Cream of Wheat does have a thickener agent added so it cooks in 2 1/2 minutes. Without it, it would take 12 or more minutes.

Biggirl
11-13-2010, 06:31 PM
What's so low about wanting to know what different grains are? Now I'm curious in the difference between duram wheat and all the other kinds of wheat.

RealityChuck
11-13-2010, 06:38 PM
They tried using quadratriticale, but the tribbles ate it all.

Markxxx
11-13-2010, 08:16 PM
Cream of Wheat is a brand name of farina. CoCo wheats are chocolate farina. I loved CoCo Wheats growing up.

Malt-O' Meal is malt and farina.

Farina is ground wheat, Cream of Rice is similar but made of rice and grits are ground corn and similar. Pretty much every grain has been ground up and made into a cereal

SpoilerVirgin
11-13-2010, 08:28 PM
Cream of Wheat does have a thickener agent added so it cooks in 2 1/2 minutes. Without it, it would take 12 or more minutes.Cream of Wheat comes in three different varieties: 10-minute, 2 1/2-minute, and 1-minute. I prefer the 2 1/2-minute, and usually eat it at least once a week.

And now, a song from my mother (who sings this song any time someone mentions Cream of Wheat):

Cream of Wheat is so good to eat... (http://everything2.com/title/Cream+of+Wheat)

descamisado
11-13-2010, 08:34 PM
I'm not going to ban you for it -- but if you think a thread is stupid, ignore the thread, don't post in it. Easy peasy.

Thanks,

twickster, Cafe Society moderatorJust what the heck is "pease porridge," anyways?

Markxxx
11-13-2010, 08:50 PM
Just what the heck is "pease porridge," anyways?

It's made of peas and it's similar to hummus or refried beans (if you were to delump them totally) in texture.

You can make it lots of ways, but my mum would use pork for flavouring the yellow split peas

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