10 Iconic Dishes To Seek Out In Milan, Italy

A city full of “rich” cuisine in more ways than one
Apr 30, 2015 9:00 am

Arguably the single most fitting adjective to describe traditional Milanese cuisine is “rich” — which applies to the city’s food in more than one sense. First, the Po River acts as an informal border between the north, where butter is the fat of choice, and the rest of the country where olive oil reigns. Since Lombardy is a landlocked region, fish doesn’t appear in any Milanese staples: Meat is the undisputed star of the Milanese table. And here’s where to find it.

7 Ideas For Dinner: Risotto

Hearty Italian comfort food for everyone's tastes
Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

There's nothing quite like stirring a hearty pot of creamy risotto and seeing those tender grains cling to the spoon. It's comfort food in every sense of the word and a perfect blank canvas for whatever flavors you're craving tonight. Check out 7 recipes for risotto for everyone. If you finish the dish off with truffle salt, we'll understand.  

Creamy Risotto-Style Brown Rice With Spring Greens And Asiago Recipe

A vegetarian recipe to usher in the spring season
Mar 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Photo: Quentin Bacon

Whether you're vegetarian, eating light or observing Meatless Monday, a recipe by Peter Berley is guaranteed to satisfy. We've borrowed a few recipes from his award-winning cookbook, The Flexitarian Table, now available as an e-book so you have every reason to expand your healthy cooking repertoire. Load up on fiber and greens with this delicious vegetarian risotto.

Roasted Bell Pepper Risotto Recipe

A rich Italian recipe for risotto di peperoni
Feb 24, 2014 4:00 pm

While you can find any cuisine in London, we particularly recommend the Italian food by chef Theo Randall at The InterContinental London Park Lane. While you may think peperoni = pepperoni (yay!), the English translation of this important Italian word is actually "bell pepper," which makes this risotto friendly for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.   

Wild Mushroom Quinotto Recipe

Try another version of risotto using quinoa
Nov 20, 2013 1:00 pm
Photo: Aliya LeeKong

When I was traveling in Peru, I came across this truly delicious (and healthy) version of risotto using quinoa. The flavor is nuttier with earthiness from the mushrooms, and it has more texture than your traditional risotto. With quinoa's nutritional value, I love that I don't feel guilty when I whip this up on a weeknight.

Osso Buco With Saffron Risotto Recipe

Add extra flavor to a classic Italian veal feast
Apr 2, 2013 4:02 pm
Photo: Jenny Zarins

Russell Norman's recent cookbook release, Polpo, may be named for his London restaurant (which is named after Italian octopus), but there are many more recipes to be had. We were compelled to try out a recipe which combines creamy, earthy saffron risotto with the classic slow-braised veal shanks known as osso buco.

Barley Risotto With Blue Cheese And Spinach Recipe

Simple, delicious vegetarian risotto recipe for two
Mar 6, 2013 4:31 pm
Photo: Laura Edwards

I used barley because I didn’t have enough risotto in the pantry – feel free to use either, though barley is a far cheaper option. As for blue cheese, use whatever’s available to you – my favorite is Saint Agur. Serve with a bitter salad of escarole or radicchio and a glass of crisp white wine.

8 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Hearty Pasta Dishes

Recipes for stuffed shells, carbonara, linguine
Dec 3, 2012 4:01 pm

There's nothing like tucking into a big bowl of pasta for dinner...unless it's a big bowl of pasta you've eaten a million times before. Check out our 8 suggestions for pasta recipes tonight, from simple stuffed shells to a complex deconstructed pork belly lasagna with peach-spiked sauce. That jar of Ragu is quivering in the pantry. 


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