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January 14, 2008

Pantry Raid

On a cold winter night when it's late and you think the pantry's bare, there's nothing more heartwarming than realizing you have JUST enough of everything you need for a pot of Risotto alla Milanese.

Every six months or so, I ask myself why I don't make risotto more often. It's simple, it's delicious, it's Italian. Then, midway through the cooking process, when I switch the spoon to my left hand so the gnarled stump that my right hand has become can take a brief break, I remember.


Great minds -- or great pantries -- think alike! I just posted my recipe for this risotto today, too. It is the ultimate comfort food -- and I've found it doesn't have to be quite as labor-intensive as we've all been taught. If you stop stirring every now and then, to rest your weary arm, the risotto will still turn out just fine!

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