basil, cheese, Italian, pasta, sauce

Pesto Genovese

When making their beloved pesto, Ligurians use sweet, delicate basil Genovese and remove any green sprouts from the center of the garlic cloves to avoid bitterness. The key to bright green color that stays: muddling the ingredients very finely in a marble mortar with a wooden pestle, since a blender’s […]

Italian, main dish, onions, parmigiano, rice

Basic risotto

This is the basic recipe for risotto, through this recipe one can truly appreciate and understand how short grain rice, when cooked using the right technique, becomes a marvel of texture and viscosity. To this basic recipe any flavoring can be added, giving the risotto has a new personality each […]