Loved the receipe. Works even better with our cracked emmer farro. A couple of clarifications: Spelt genreally is not a good substitute for emmer-farro. Also, "pearled" grains, as in pearled farro, means that the endosperm (along with it's integrity) has been removed from the naked grain itself. This actually SPEEDS UP cooking time, but you lose a lot of the flavour and most of the nutriton. Unpearled is the opposite - naked grain fully entact but takes longer to cook. So far as we know, we're the only farm that grows,processes and direct sells 100% organic emmer-farro in the country. We run the harvest ed emmer-farro through a line of machines that remove the husk, but not the endosperm itself, and then we sperate (grade) these by weight. Learn more at bluebirdgrainfarms.com. Thanks for using and promoting this wonderful heirloom grain!