Wheat do you eat?
by Peeter Pihel
After the last food symposium called Mad Foodcamp where Dan Barber made an excellent and inspiring presentation about wheat, I really started to think about the importance of the origin of our wheat that we use on a daily basis in our kitchens. The presentation was called „The taste of wheat” and it really got me thinking.
Having seen this very same presentation, I knew I had to move and act – take care of the wheat business so to speak!
So, after I spent rather long time searching around, we have finally found ourselves a farm, where we can buy nice, quality wheat. Lauri-Jaani farm from Läänemaa provides us with top notch wheat which we have already bought 2 tonns. Our good friends from Koplimäe grind it for us, so from now on our wheat products are not made from wheat with an unknown origin.
The sort we are using is called „Manu” and we chose that particular sort because of its good resistance to acidic soil. Also, during drought the grain remains fine and Manu has high quality indicators and high cooking qualities. It suits well into our climate and tastes even better thanks to that!
So, dear friends, whenever you come by Pädaste for lunch or dinner, you can be sure, that our wheat products are made of quality Estonian wheat as are all the Pädaste Gourmet products!