Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu October 8, 2015
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Farro, an ancient Italian grain, adds a pleasant chewiness to this earthy dish.

Columbus Day cooking with an ancient Italian grain

Oct. 12, 1492, the day that Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas, has long been celebrated across the United States and by people of Italian heritage around the globe. Since 1937, that date has been an official federal holiday called Columbus Day, and in 1970, Congress officially set its observance on the second Monday of the month. And this year, the 523rd anniversary of Columbus’s landing actually falls on the 12th. In ... READ MORE

Homemade granola adds crunch to healthy breakfast WOLFGANG PUCK/TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY

Morning is one of my favorite parts of each weekday. Even though I may have worked late in my restaurants the night before, I love to get up to fix breakfast for my two young sons, Oliver and Alexander, before driving them to school.