The restaurant Balthazar, in New York's SoHo, opened in 1997. Nearly 20 years on, Jackie and I ate there for the first time a couple of weeks ago; tha...
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I remembered that Café Murano risotto and saw the basket of ripe farmers' market tomatoes on the counter. I used to not cook Swiss chard (or other greens) with tomato. Ever. It was a little idée fixe of mine that they were natural-born enemies.
This weekend's a good one for hunkering. Eat accordingly.
Creamy risotto isn't about cheese...
I thought about a paella but knew I'd deploy too many flavors that could mask the key ingredients. Risotto, then, seemed the way to go.
Traditional rice dishes can hold surprises in the form of unexpected ingredients.
Creamy, not chunky (But no cream).
This is one dish worth the wait.
This Tasmanian Devil of a person let us know what his ideal Homecoming Meal would be.
Yes, risotto requires a bit of attention -- but we promise it's worth it.
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