Now let’s see, where were we….
I have not posted anything except for a little music since March. That may be because I haven’t spent two straight weeks at home since the end of January. Traveling and teaching have consumed my energies, but I have only two more trips to make, and I can begin to catch up now. I’ll start with last night’s simple dinner with wonderful wine.
For Saturday’s night’s meal, I made a simple Porcini Risotto. It was very good, and we had some leftovers which provided last night’s meal:
- braised cabbage and carrots
- braised, then roasted, fingerling potatoes
Barbara does an amazing job with the arancini. She makes small balls with the leftover risotto, pokes a small hole into the center and stuffs a little steamed zucchini into the hole, seals it up, rolls each ball in bread crumbs, and deep fries it in virgin olive oil. Perfetto!
The wine was a marvelous Cesanese Riserva, from Damiano Cioli, imported by Jan D’Amore. This is far and away the best Cesanese I’ve had. It’s produced by a young couple who have transformed the family vineyards to a stunning, natural boutique wine. Sold by Eataly Vino in New York.