This title features 30 tempting recipes that offer ideas for all seasons and every occasion, from everyday suppers to inspired dinner parties. Enjoy the creamy and comforting taste of an authentic risotto, with recipes that make the most of classic ingredients such as porcini and Parmesan. Recipes range from simple mid-week delights such as Smoky Bacon & Tomato Risotto, Chicken & Vegetable Risotto, and Ham, Pea & Cheese Risotto to impressive dinner-party creations such as Lobster & Truffle Risotto, Parmesan & Saffron Risotto, and Creamy Asparagus Risotto. It contains advice on choosing the most suitable rice, basic recipes for four stocks, and an easy-to-follow guide to making a basic risotto step by step. Create delectable risottos at home with this fabulous collection of recipes. It guides the reader through the process of making a risotto step by step, and explains the different varieties of rice available. The recipe selection is diverse, with traditional Italian classics, such as Risotto with Mushrooms, unusual regional dishes, such as Lemon & Herb Risotto Cake, and modern twists, such as Pumpkin & Pistachio Risotto. Stage-by-stage photography captures the difficult stages of preparation, and a vibrant picture of every finished dish allows you to see what you are aiming for. Packed with tasty recipes, this is an inspirational book for every lover of Italian cuisine.