Risotto: Carnaroli vs. Vialone Nano

Gazzani has been growing and milling rice in Vigasio, near Verona, since 1648, where sandy soil and abundant spring water have created the perfect conditions for rice cultivation. Gazzani only grows 2 varieties of rice:  Carnaroli and Vialone Nano. Vialone Nano Vialone Nano rice was invented in 1937, a crossbreed between the Vialone and Nano…

Balsamic risotto with zucchine

This is the summertime go-to recipe for our balsamic producer, Mariangela. But don’t worry, even when zucchine are not in season, you can adapt this recipe to any bright and sweet greens you can find at your green market. Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, fava beans, regardless of vegetable choice, the only must-do of this recipe is…

Riso Gazzani: buono oggi e buono domani!

Gazzani doesn’t make stereotypical, nutritionally worthless white rice. Yes, Gazzani Carnaroli and Vialone Nano rice is white (well, white-ish), but there is a lot more to this rice than meets the eye. See this photo of the field? That’s vialone nano rice gowning, two months shy of its harvest. When rice is picked from a field like…

Rice that’s Fully Powered by Water

No, the photo you see here is not an antique farm tool collecting dust in a rural museum. It is a fully functioning water power system. Bam! We hope that’s as exciting for you as it is for us. Do you love Gazzani Rice? If you already do, now you have one more reason to. All Gazzani…

Marco Soave’s Riseria Gazzani, a Video Clip!

When Culinist, Terry Frishman, went to Venento, she couldn’t help but investigate riso! That’s right, Veneto’s Po River Valley is the heart of Italian rice production. Terry created this wonderful video clip with Marco Soave at Riseria Gazzani. Brava Terry!

Risotto con Salsiccia e Fagioli Borlotti

We start eating this dish as soon as sweater season rolls around, and we don’t stop until spring flowers start popping up. It is a Marcella Hazan classic, adapted from her “Risotto with Sausages and Cranberry Beans” recipe in her book Marcella Cucina. Note that much of the preparation for this dish can be done well…

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini

This is our Gustiamo family recipe for Risotto ai Funghi Porcini. It was even featured in the New York Times! (Serves 4)

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini in the NYTimes

How does it feel to be selected as one among only 50 Best Family recipes by the NYTimes? It feels wonderful, like we won the Oscars. The recipe is Risotto ai Funghi Porcini and, even if it is not in your family, let me assure you, it is the easiest and most delicious. As the NYTimes…

Insalata di Riso – THE Summer Italian Dish

It has been ages since we made insalata di riso. In fact, the last time any of us can actually remember making this dish was in Italy which is frankly absurd since we all consider insalata di riso to be a quintessential summertime dish. In fact, while we were preparing our rice salad today at…