An easy risotto recipe, perfect for winter. Carnaroli rice, slowly cooked in vegetable broth, with diced Asiago cheese, grilled radicchio, white wine, butter, Parmesan and parsley.
I am sure there must be an ancient proverb saying: whenever you add a good sausage to your food, it will be delicious. I do apply it with restrain so that I can fit through the doors, but it works every time. Of course, you will say. You are in Umbria, you worship sausages. Yes,…… Continue reading zucchini and sausage risotto
Dear Tomato I want to thank you for existing. For being a fresh, juicy, sweet, fleshy fruit. Ask any Italian “what do you eat during this exhaustingly hot summer”? Tomatoes – they will say – it’s a national obsession. This salad is a way to make a wholesome meal or substantial side dish out of…… Continue reading Italian whole-grain salad
There are days that change your life. Have you ever wondered why so much of our lives is spent waiting for a situation to change? Those days you wait so long for, they finally happen. This – in one or another way – is often a relief. In fact, for a few minutes, even hours…… Continue reading the red wine risotto and how life changes in one day
Ask 2 Italians what’s the correct way to prepare pasta. You will get the same story from both: al dente, toss with sauce, serve piping hot. Ask two Italians how to make a risotto. You will get 2 stories. Ask 4 of them, you will get 4 stories. Stir, don’t stir. Use only butter, oil’s…… Continue reading Asparagus and pancetta risotto
FARROTTO. I am a lucky woman. I am blessed by lots of lovely friends in all corners of the world. Many have all sort of interesting professions and hobbies. Some of my coolest friends, Diana, Corinna, Giulia, Gloria, Rebecca, are innkeepers, just like me. We are the new career girls, we have first gone into…… Continue reading cool inkeepers cook
The Neapolitan sartù is a sophisticated timbale – a luxury casserole – made with rice and filled with cheese, vegetables, and meat. The name sartù originates from a silver table centerpiece or surtout, used by the Naples’ nobility to serve the most important dish of a formal dinner. Rice was imported into peninsular Italy in…… Continue reading Neapolitan rice sartù