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…

Ossobuco alla Milanese, the Authentic Recipe

Did anybody see the Summer, this year? I was freezing this past Friday morning, when I went to shop at my local green market. I bought $100 worth of various frozen meats, including beef shanks, from a new vendor, Sun Fed Beef. I guess it’s time to pull out our Fall recipes – I was craving for Ossobuco. Ossobuco should be made with veal shank,…