Risotto: How to?

In response to; “A Risotto in Winter: The trick with risotto is learning how to cook it right, which takes a certain amount of … “.     Looks great, but the actual risotto seams more than a bit “al dente” or in plain terms, raw.   Risotto in the true Northern Italian way should be creamy and lusciously  smooth! Try my simple, yet authentic Risotto recipe, (with variations): Basic Risotto Recipe Enjoy!

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Le Creuset: The power of the colour orange

It is said that orange is the most flamboyant color on the planet! That it can be tied with warmth and organic products. Most important for me is that orange is associated with a new dawn in attitude. About a month ago I bought two bottles of Zonnebloem blanc de blanc wine at a local supermarket. After I received my till slip, the cashier handed me a Zonnebloem competition coupon from the till. For the first time in my life I entered a competition like this by sending in a reference number by SMS. I forgot about it until a week ago when I received a phone call. I was informed that I have just won a Le Creuset giftcard to … Read More

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Umbrian Porchetta Recipe (Herb Scented Pork Roast)

After a tweeting session with Werner Els ( @CabernetCasanova ) about pork recipes I promised him the following rural pork dish from Italy.   I had it at a market Umbria and it changed the way I looked at pork forever. Do not be intimidated or fooled by the excessive amounts of herbs and spices used. It mellows down to transform into the perfect balance of taste. Please let me know what you think!   Porchetta (Herb Scented Pork Roast) Recipe

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