No, I’m not a Berlusconi supporter. And no, I don’t particularly care for the Italian world cup team. But, yes, I do love Italian food. And I love Marcella Hazan, whose Summer Vegetable Risotto I made (with Jason Hibner, and for D. Linda Garcia and Brock Evans).
Also, meet my newest cooking companion, Della (and sister Rosa, not pictured) whose names inspired this meal more than anything.
I love chopping, a lot
Phase one (just the onion, carrot, and celery)
Phase two (zucchini)
Phase three (arborio)
Phase 4 (tomatoes and peas, after 25 minutes of lots of liquids)
In case we didn’t have enough carbs
Gotta have something to put on those carbs
Gotta hydrate, too
And, clearly, you gotta have some dessert, so you don’t leave hungry
And one baby one
Della was quite tired at the end of all this