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Johns, Pamela Sheldon, 1953-
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New York : Simon & Schuster Source, [2002]

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119 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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TX809.R5 J65 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Creamy risotto, dotted with fresh spring peas or delicate shellfish, is a classic of the northern Italian table. This versatile dish never ceases to please -- combining the satisfying flavors of tender rice, fresh herbs, and seasonal ingredients with delicious results. Whether featuring grilled sausage and bell peppers, wild mushrooms, or the perfect pairing of salmon and dill, risotto is as equally well suited to simple suppers as it is to formal dinner parties.
Williams-Sonoma Collection Risotto offers more than 40 recipes, including old favorites and fresh new ideas, all rooted in the venerable Italian tradition. Warm up winter evenings with a rich, satisfying four-cheese risotto, or serve a light risotto with artichokes for an early summer supper. Delight guests with special dishes such as risotto-stuffed tomatoes or crisp risotto croquettes. Risotto recipes in the dessert chapter combine figs and almonds or chocolate and hazelnuts to complete this inspired collection.
Full-color photographs make it easy to decide which risotto to prepare, and photographic side notes highlight key ingredients and techniques throughout, making Risotto more than just a fine collection of recipes. An informative basics section and glossary include everything you need to know to make this hearty Italian dish a trusted favorite in your kitchen.

Author Notes

Pamela Sheldon Johns is the author of many cookbooks, She lives in Italy, where she writes and oversees culinary workshops in Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and Piedmont. Also a noted lecturer, Ms. Sheldon Johns has appeared before such groups as the American Institute of Wine & Food and the International Association of Culinary Professionals

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A compendium of every imaginable variation of a northern Italian staple, this volume, part of Williams-Sonoma's user-friendly cookbook series, is divided into six sections dedicated to different interpretations of risotto. The classics section delivers a Risotto with Mushrooms, heavy on the wild mushrooms and garlic, while the vegetable section offers a deep crimson-purple Risotto with Beets. The recipes, each accompanied by a close-up of a creamy-looking bowlful of rice, also include a luscious Risotto with Pesto and Shrimp and a rich wintertime Risotto with Lamb, Rosemary, and Olives. Dessert risottos such as Ricotta-Rice Tart and Chocolate Risotto are like rice pudding gone to heaven. Simple to follow and thoroughly idiot-proof, the cookbook even provides a few pages at the end marked "Risotto Basics," which lay out the rules of choosing the right pan, rice and stock. This section also includes recipes for various meat and seafood stocks, rightly noting that your dish "will disappoint you if your stock is not first-rate." The magic of risotto, after all, is that with a few good ingredients, a bit of patience and a lot of stirring, Arborio rice can be transformed into something enchanting. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
The Classics
Basic Risottop. 10
Risotto with Asparagusp. 13
Risotto with Mushroomsp. 14
Risotto with Grilled Shellfishp. 17
Risotto with Four Cheesesp. 18
Risi e Bisip. 21
Risotto with White Trufflep. 22
Saffron Risotto with Osso Bucop. 25
Vegetable Risottos
Risotto with Fava Beansp. 28
Risotto with Artichokesp. 31
Risotto with Spinachp. 32
Risotto Capresep. 35
Risotto with Radicchiop. 36
Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squashp. 39
Risotto with Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoesp. 40
Risotto with Beetsp. 43
Seafood Risottos
Risotto with Pesto and Shrimpp. 46
Risotto with Salmon and Dillp. 49
Risotto with Squid Inkp. 50
Risotto with Sea Bass and Fennelp. 53
Risotto with Sauteed Scallopsp. 54
Risotto with Lobsterp. 57
Poultry and Meat Risottos
Risotto with Chicken and Caramelized Onionsp. 60
Balsamic Risotto with Roasted Chickenp. 63
Risotto with Duck and Blood Orangesp. 64
Risotto Rustica with Prosciutto and Arugulap. 67
Risotto with Sausage and Fennelp. 68
Risotto with Lamb, Rosemary, and Olivesp. 71
Gorgonzola Risotto with Grilled Beefp. 72
Risotto with Beef and Barolop. 75
Special Risotto Dishes
Insalata di Risop. 78
Arancinip. 81
Suppli al Telefonop. 82
Risotto-Stuffed Tomatoesp. 85
Rice Timbalesp. 86
Savory Rice Pancakesp. 89
Dessert Risottos
Rice Pudding Tortep. 92
Rice Fritters with Orange Saucep. 95
Ricotta-Rice Tartp. 96
Creamy Mascarpone Ricep. 99
Risotto with Figs and Almondsp. 100
Chocolate Risottop. 103
Risotto Basicsp. 105
Glossaryp. 113
Indexp. 117