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Faux Risotto: Don’t Stir The Pot

I vaguely remember discovering this technique about ten or fifteen years ago in the dining section of the New York Times. I believe it can be attributed to Gray Kunz, who was the head chef at L’Espinasse in New York City at the time.   This method produces creamy rice without having to stir constantly. The […]

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Seafood With Saffron Rice: Paella’s a Party, Pilaf’s a Bust.

I used to call this dish paella until my interpretation of it was questioned by a certain wisenheimer friend of ours. We invited him and a bunch of other people over for a paella party a while back. The evening started off just fine. Everybody was drinking wine and snacking on an assortment of tapas we […]

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Recipe: Shrimp Risotto – Maximum Flavor, Minimal Effort

Risotto is a staple in our kitchen repertoire.  It is a hearty dish that is quick and easy to prepare with minimal mess. Once the basic technique is mastered, any number of different variations can be created by simply changing the main ingredient (in this case Shrimp) and the type of stock used. The Shrimp […]

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