Waht is this (apparently NOT popcorn-like) food?
May 12, 2009 1:56 PM   Subscribe

What is this mystery food and how do I prepare it?

I found it in the bargain bin. I originally thought it looked like some kind of snack food,but initial tests reveal that it definitely needs to be prepared.
posted by Midnight Rambler to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Looks like it's some kind of pasta/wheat type thing called Trahanas and often used for soup--I've never heard of it before but maybe that can help you jumpstart your Googling.
posted by phoenixy at 2:08 PM on May 12, 2009

Looks a lot like something called Blaxa Trahana at this Greek market.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 2:10 PM on May 12, 2009

Yep, more on Trahanas.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 2:11 PM on May 12, 2009

Could it be Bulgar wheat?
posted by idiomatika at 2:31 PM on May 12, 2009

Not bulgar. It looks more cornmeal-like. What does it taste like?
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:54 PM on May 12, 2009

It looks like the Greek version of Farfel
posted by WayOutWest at 4:41 PM on May 12, 2009

The second line of the label, I think, says "with yogurt and buttermilk" -- as otherwordlyglow's second link points out there are "sweet" and "sour" versions, and you have the sour kind.

I don't actually know Greek (just the alphabet and the random bits I've picked up here and there from having a general interest in etymology) so I can't help you more.
posted by madcaptenor at 5:27 PM on May 12, 2009

Thanks a lot, especially for the recipe otherworldyglow. I think I'll try it our tomorrow.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 6:29 PM on May 12, 2009

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