My ideal image of not only the perfect risotto but also my ultimate comfort food would have to be a big bowl of creamy, luxurious risotto, clattering about in my bowl from the sounds of shells clanking around, offering up their tenderly sweet but briny decadence – piccoli gioielli del mare!
Category: New Haven/Connecticut
Green Garlic Risotto
Green garlic (or spring garlic) is a whisper of garlicky flavor. Herbaceous, and vegetal, it’s subtler than mature garlic; risotto is a perfect vehicle to showcase its ethereal flavor.
Fresh Garbanzo Beans with Sea Salt
One of the easiest snacks to prepare, and a great use for fresh garbanzo beans in their shells. Think of it as a new take on steamed edamame.
I wait all year for rhubarb to come in season–this is the reason (well, one of them). Pairing this sour spring beauty with vanilla and almond is a classic, and for a good reason.
Saffron-Fennel Spaghetti & Mussels
An incredibly quick, low-effort, and flavorful dish that’s easy enough for weeknight dinners but unique enough for more special occasions.