TopicGrana Padano

  • Tue 27th Oct 2020 - 11:26am



    2 pounds butternut squash

    2 tablespoons olive oil

    6 cups chicken broth

    2 leeks thinly sliced (about 3 cups)

    2 cups Arborio rice

    1/2 cup dry white wine (or the white wine you are serving)

    1 tablespoon fresh sage - chopped

    1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Grana Padano

    Crisp, crumbled bacon as a garnish



    There is much more to Italian food that pizza and pasta. Traveling with a guide means that you don't end up in the touristy restaurants that never represent real Cucina Italiana anyway. North of Rome a traditional dish may be pork, sausage packed in a pig's leg, smothered in lentils, or turkey stuffed with chestnuts. Northern Italian cuisine (other than on the coast) favors butter, cream, polenta, Mascarpone, Grana Padano, and Parmigiano cheeses, risotto and fresh egg pasta. Southern Italian cuisine also makes greater use of the ubiquitous tomato.




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