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Seasonal Eats: Risotto with Winter Squash and Ham

Risotto is justifiably famous as Italy’s greatest rice dish–and there’s no better way to showcase the bounty of the season. As we head into the holidays, this is one risotto I start looking for reasons to make. Every luxurious mouthful is a party, mingling the sweetness of roasted butternut squash and ham with the slight [...]

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Mon, November 19 2012 » Fruits and Vegetables, Grains, Italian food, Uncategorized » No Comments

Romantic Dinner: Risotto for Two

I flirted with the idea of making lobster shepherd’s pie, a lovely Valentine’s Day recipe from Patrick and Silvana Broadhead, one of three culinary couples I profiled for Wine Enthusiast. ¬†Sweet-and-sour short ribs with dried cranberries (from restaurateurs¬†Marco Moreira and Jo-Ann Makovitzsky) were tempting, too. Both dishes possess the voluptuous mouthfeel and sensual flavors that [...]

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Mon, February 13 2012 » Grains, Italian food » No Comments