Insalata di Riso – THE Summer Italian Dish

It has been ages since we made insalata di riso. In fact, the last time any of us can actually remember making this dish was in Italy which is frankly absurd since we all consider insalata di riso to be a quintessential summertime dish. In fact, while we were preparing our rice salad today at…

Ossobuco alla Milanese, the Authentic Recipe

Did anybody see the Summer, this year? I was freezing this past Friday morning, when I went to shop at my local green market. I bought $100 worth of various frozen meats, including beef shanks, from a new vendor, Sun Fed Beef. I guess it’s time to pull out our Fall recipes – I was craving for Ossobuco. Ossobuco should be made with veal shank,…

Risotto Is Not Rice, In Italian

  I can’t believe how many times friends, customers but also big chefs ask me: do you carry risotto? I am appalled at the ignorance. Here is the reality: Risotto is the cooked dish; rice is the grain that makes the risotto. I wanted to kiss David Pogue, the technology guru of the New York Times, when I read he…