This title offers over 50 recipes for a classic dish. It includes over 50 ideas for cooking risotto and other rice dishes - including simple cheese riostto, Italian specialities, exotic dishes and extravagant recipes for entertaining. Every recipe uses the freshest and tastiest ingredients, making the most of classic additions such as porcini mushrooms and parmesan cheese, as well as more unusual ingredients such as Jerusalem artichokes, pumpkin and even fresh fruits. Full-colour photographs of the finished dishes make this book a mouth-watering guide to this highly revered staple food. Italy's most famous rice dish began as a lowly peasant food but has now come to be widely appreciated and enjoyed all over the world - it is healthy, satisfying and extremely good to eat. Although there are complicated and elaborate versions, some of the best risottos are made using little more than rice, a good stock and a few herbs or cheeses. In this book you will find simple, traditional risottos, vegetarian dishes as well as meat and fish dishes. The book also includes a chapter on risotto-related dishes from around the world, as well as a selection of mouth-watering desserts. Every recipe is accompanied by step-by-step instructions ensuring perfect results every time.
Christine Ingram left a career in financial and consumer journalism to pursue her keen interest in food and cooking. After several years as a food editor for Woman magazine, she became a freelance writer. Christine travels extensively, always on the look-out for exciting, unusual and mouthwatering recipes.