Risotto à la forestière with wild mushrooms

Risotto à la forestière with wild mushrooms

The term à la forestière, translating to ‘of the forest’, is a French cooking style wherein the dish is characterized by hearty, earthy flavours. Typically, this features wild mushrooms sautéed in butter. Risotto is, of course, a traditional Italian dish but variations of it are also commonly featured in French cuisine. This recipe for risotto [...]

Italian-American meatballs in red sauce

Italian-American meatballs in red sauce

Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic Italian-American dish, introduced by Italian immigrants in New York City sometime in the early 20th century. This dish differed significantly from the meatballs prepared back in the motherland. In Italy, meatballs known as polpette were much smaller, often no larger than the size of a marble. Unlike the Americanized [...]