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Get Your Freekeh On: Northern Spy Food Co.’s Risotto Lives Up to the Hype

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With all the recent talk about freekeh, we decided to check it out for ourselves. The freekeh risotto at Northern Spy Food Co. is just as good as reported. A hearty grain — roasted and sun-dried green wheat — is doused in butter and garlic, emboldened by clothbound cheddar and marscarpone, though not enough to render it creamy. Bite-sized pieces of butternut squash add color (both figuratively and literally) to each bite.

For more carby action, share a plate of cookies, all baked in-house. A large, flat chocolate chip accompanies a meringue, lady finger, chocolate peppermint, and (somehow like the cookie version of the risotto) an unassumingly delightful and not-too-sweet dried-apricot cornmeal cookie.