Veronica’s spring risotto

One of Veronica’s long time dreams was to buy food and cook it in her own kitchen in Paris. Her dream came true this spring. Saturday morning found us at the Bio market on the boulevard des Batignolles loaded down with beautiful springtime produce. Peas and asparagus that Veronica planned to simmer into her risotto….

Psychedelic risotto @ Castel de Tres Girard

It was what we call bonus sunshine. Sun when everyone said it would rain. The kind of day where you feel strange putting on a big coat. But after an hour’s tasting in a cool cellar, you’re really glad you kept the extra lining in your coat. It’s actually a tough season for tasting in…

Mosconi-a ray of Italian sunshine in the Grund of Luxembourg

The Grund has something of a Latin feel to it. The Latin quarter of Luxembourg. Winding little streets-if only a few of them. Small houses. People walking around. Somewhat of a night life. And a true taste of Italy…. Da Mosconi is not just any Italian restaurant. It is a vibrating expression of the place…

Exotic risotto with Meursault Clos de La Barre 1996

  At the end of the cooking of the risotto, I added coconut milk and crushed coriander seeds. Then I mixed in some Alaskan King Crab and sautéed mushrooms (cèps, trompettes de la mort). On top I ground some more coriander seeds. The Citronella and coriander gave exotic and unique citric aromas without the acidity….

The secret to Risotto

Yesterday, when I stopped in to my favorite Italian delicatessen shop – La Bottega di Piacenza, on rue des Abbesses- I noticed that they were selling theme cook books (risotto, pasta, pizza etc). I thought ‘this is new and a good idea’, so I picked up the risotto one to browse it. There were indeed…