Lentil Colfiorito, Umbria 350g
Produced in the high plains of Colfiorito in Umbria in the fertile earth, once a lake which slowly dried leaving a unique microclimate and soil makeup. So many lentils are now in the shops - red, green, yellow, small, large and with no provenance or regionality, often coloured and with preservatives, and they just cannot live up to such high quality low productions like the Colfiorito Lentils.
The lentil is small and tender and naturally varies in colour from yellow to green to red and it needs no soaking, cooking from dry in just 20 minutes. It is superb "in umido" cooked with some pancetta (bacon), onion and some broth.