“Pea, Asparagus and Mint Risotto” from “Gino’s Italian Escape”

CBAMRisottoNicholas (10): Yeah! Risotto!

Maureen: Yes. It’s everyone’s favourite. What do you think?

Andrew (14): There’s something strange in there.

Maureen: That would be the mint. I don’t think I’ve ever made a risotto with mint in it.

Andrew: Well, I don’t like it.

Nicholas: Neither do I.

Tim: What’s with the asparagus this time of year? Talk about food miles.

Maureen: Yes, the asparagus did come all the way from Peru to join us.

Tim: That’s absurd.

Maureen: I agree. But I wanted to make risotto, and this one sounded nice.

Tim: Well, the next time you want to make an asparagus risotto, wait until the spring, when they’re in season here.

Maureen: I completely agree.

Andrew: This is fine, but I like our usual risotto better.

Nicholas: Me too.

Maureen: Do you mean the one with lashings of butter and cheese?

Tim: Yup. That’s the one.

Maureen: OK. So noted on the record. No asparagus in autumn and lashings of butter and cheese. Got it.

“Pea, Asparagus and Mint Risotto” from “Gino’s Italian Escape”

“Pea and Pancetta Risotto” from “A Taste of Home”

Tim: What’s your verdict for this risotto?

Andrew (11): It’s very good.

Maureen: What do you like about it?

Andrew: I liked the fact that it was a proper risotto with no extra stuff. There was no fancy chilli imported from Mexico, say. It’s just risotto with peas. Delicious.

Maureen: But you didn’t even have the yummy stuff on top.

Nicholas (8): What is that, anyway?

Maureen: Pancetta! But it’s your loss, which leaves more for us. It’s great.

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