Risotto with kale and mascarpone

  What’s better than risotto to warm you up in winter? Risotto is a typical dish from northern Italy, where is cold and the temperature are very similar to the ones in Britain. Rich and creamy, it is one fo the best way to introduce vegetables to the...

Risotto with savoy cabbage and pancetta

Savoy cabbage is the king of winter vegetables, and a true classic: versatile, with a strong flavour and a lovely green colour, it’s hard to find a more loved vegetable. It’s is quite easy to prepare it, in Italy we usually use it in soups, minestre, and...

Risotto with prawns

Risotto with prawns is my favourite dish: my misfortune was that my father hated it, so to enjoy it I had to sneak to my elderly neighbour, Signora Ioime, who was from Monza and cooked the best risottos and ciambellas. This is her recipe, which she gave to my mother...

Risotto with spinach

Risotto is the ideal dish to prepare in winter: it’s a warming, delicious and comforting food. It is also a creative way to introduce more vegetables into the diet. When I first met my husband, he was the typical Swedish man. The only food he would bother to...

Risotto with Porcini mushrooms

With colder months approaching, risotto with porcini mushrooms becomes one of the favourite, comforting winter dishes. Especially in Northern Italy, where the porcini (also known as cep) grow in abundance. This recipe was taught to me by my uncle Carlo, who came from...