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Definition of Barley


  1. A valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky.

Barley Quotations

For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.

Pot barley takes longer to cook than pearl, but an overnight soak in water will speed things along. It's a robust grain that, if overcooked, won't collapse but will become more tender.
Yotam Ottolenghi

I rarely cook traditional risotto, but I love other grains cooked similarly - barley, spelt or split wheat. I find they have more character than rice and absorb other flavours more wholeheartedly.
Yotam Ottolenghi

Barley and mushroom is a soothing combination. It's mainly a textural thing, with the barley both gently breaking and enhancing the mushroomy gloopiness.
Yotam Ottolenghi

Though not a true cereal but a fruit, buckwheat seeds resemble cereal grains and are often used in a similar way to rice, barley, bulgar or quinoa, usually as a side dish.
Yotam Ottolenghi
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Barley Translations

barley in Danish is byg
barley in Dutch is gerst
barley in French is orge
barley in German is Gerste
barley in Italian is orzo
barley in Latin is hordeum; ordeum
barley in Norwegian is bygg
barley in Portuguese is cevada
barley in Spanish is cebada
barley in Swedish is korn

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