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May 21st, 2006

How to make the best risotto

mushroom and leek risotto

Originally uploaded by nyxie.

The May 2006 issue of Fine Cooking has a great article about the art of making risotto. Rather than telling you exactly which ingredients to use, it gives you a very simple seven step method to follow with whichever items your heart desires. As someone who loves playing with new food ideas (and also loves a good risotto) I decided to try it out.

The results of the experiment are shown. Rich and I both conclude they are quite delicious indeed.

If you’d like to try this out yourself, here are the basic instructions:

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May 21st, 2006


Welcome to Epicurean Ottawa!

Candice and I spend a lot of time thinking about food and even occasionally writing about it, but our Livejournals and the community we maintain there never really seemed like the right place to start writing in-depth about our foodie experiences and experiments.

Some time I registered the domain name to use up a free domain registration I had, and recently we decided that we might as well use it to chronicle our food adventures around town. We’ll be posting a little of everything — restaurant reviews, cooking adventures at home, posts about wine and other drinks, recipes, local food shopping, and whatever else comes to mind. Who knows where we’ll end up?

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