This is Sunday morning and you probably are not in the mood for food yet, but let’s talk about food. Food themed postcards I mean...
I live in Spain and the food here is typically Mediterranean. Dry cured ham, lovely cheeses, lots of varieties of potatoes, olives, anchovies, and tomato based stuff.
I like (and collect) a series of postcards by Nouvelle Ateliers who make cards with a collection of photographed items about a particular theme. The one I’m showing you is about Spanish food. Yumm.
I love cooking and have spent many of my adult years living in Italy, where the cuisine is even better than in Spain(!) I cooked a mean mushroom risotto yesterday. It turned out really well.
Below is the recipe I use. It is from the Good Food Magazine 2006, but it is the only recipe I have found that does it the way I have been taught in Italy, so to avoid having to copy my own recipe, I have pasted this one (which is how I do it):
· 50g dried (porcini) mushrooms
· 1 vegetable stock cube
· 2 tbsp olive oil
· 1 onion, finely chopped
· 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
· 250g pack (chestnut) mushrooms, sliced and washed
· 300g risotto rice, such as arborio
· 1 x 175ml glass white wine
· 25g butter
· handful parsley leaves, chopped
· 50g parmesan or grana padano, freshly grated
Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2006
Thanks for visiting,
CU tomorrow with another postcard,