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Risotto Rosso

March 26, 2010 • 13 Comments

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This week's special guest -- Cesare Casella, Executive Chef/Owner of Salumeria Rosi and Dean of Italian Studies at the Italian Culinary Academy -- shows A&M how to make risotto happy. Like us, it wants to be listened to! Together, they make Abra Bennett's Risotto Rosso and compare the art of risotto-making to crowd control at a party. Don't forget to watch for Chef Casella's clever version of a pocket square, which is both fashion-forward and practical (it smelled good too!).

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about 5 years ago Helenthenanny

That man is a cutie pie! I like him a lot! And I just love that he seems to walk around with a bunch of rosemary in his pocket! So sweet, great video, and great recipe too!

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about 5 years ago NakedBeet

Good point again about the wine or other cooking liquids needing to be at room temperature so the rice doesn't stop cooking. Lots of fun seeing you make both dishes.

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about 5 years ago Abra Bennett

It's so cool to watch you guys cook my risotto! I do need to add that as of this month we've moved back to the US, because of my husband's health. We're now home again on beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA, and I'm cooking again in the kitchen where I originally created this risotto dish. Your choosing this recipe makes for a full-circle welcome home, for which I thank you.

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about 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Sorry for our mistake, and welcome back to the U.S.!

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about 5 years ago saenyc

That's definitely dinner tonight on this annoying cold Spring day.

By the by, what type of pot were you guys using? I love the look of it.

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about 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Bravissimi! Love watching you guys cook with an "expert". Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us, Chef Casella!

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about 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

P.S. What I learned from the videos is that I should definitely go soupier with the risotto at the end, right?

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about 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Love the rosemary in the pocket...!

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about 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

It's his signature -- great, isn't it?

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about 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

Both of these videos are wonderful - so charming, as is Chef Casella. I can't wait to try both of these risotto dishes.

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about 5 years ago Daphne

Fantastic video, how much fun, I miss Italy!
Just loved Cesare's suggestions for risotto; each are easy to apply, yet also just as easy to miss. I've shied away from risotto in the past but I look forward to making it now with confidence!
Thank you!

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about 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

He taught us quite a few useful tips!

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about 5 years ago AntoniaJames

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Eccellente! Ave Imperator! (Hail Caesar!)