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Risotto! Risotto!

Some of you may know I like to cook, and my favorite dish is risotto. For a few years I’ve been using a nice pan but it was wearing out. Very kindly, Lukas and Annika (probably mostly Annika) bought me a Mario Batali Risotto Cookware and I’ve now made my first pot of risotto in the new cast iron cookware. Awesome because of its uniform heat. I made it with some porcini mushroom, saffron flavoring, light chicken stock, and a few diced tomatoes at the end as garnish.

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John W Frye

posted December 27, 2007 at 9:10 am

For my birthday, Julie gave me a copy of John Grisham’s latest novel *Playing for Pizza.* You’d love it (even though it is, drat!, fiction). A failing NFL quarterback goes to Parma, Italy to play (Americanized) football. The descriptions of the Italian foods make you drool.
Bring some of your Risotto! to the National Pastors’ Convention :)

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posted December 27, 2007 at 12:24 pm

wow Scot, that’s an impressive dish to make. very time-consuming. having a good cast-iron pan makes all the difference.

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Michelle Van Loon

posted December 28, 2007 at 10:56 am

That’s a darn nice pot.

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Michelle Van Loon

posted December 28, 2007 at 10:58 am

After barbeque-ing risotto a couple of times, I think that rounded bottom would solve my scorching problem.
Happy stirring!

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Bob Reid

posted December 30, 2007 at 10:05 am

Merry Christmas Scot. Making risotto is sweet therapy for my soul. Happy cooking!

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posted December 31, 2007 at 10:59 am

Scot, you need to share your secrets! Some of us love risotto, but can’t seem to time it right whenever we try to make it. Do tell, good man, how do you get the rice just right?

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