Wild Chanterelle Risotto

Morning mist rose off the Tiber as Mauro swung his little van onto the forbidden streets of our Roman neighborhood. Sunlight glistened at a low angle, highlighting every crack and crevice in the faces of 15th century tenements. Wheels clattered against cobbles and slowed.

‘It’s okay,’ he assured us, conspiratorially as he eased the van to [...]

Yemistes Domates: Vegetarian Stuffed Tomatoes

“No meat!” The Greek proprietor slashed the air with his pointed finger.  He bent behind the counter to pull out a large tray, which he proceeded to set before us. We inhaled the wonderful smell of tomatoes mixed with rice, onion and herbs. No meat. A smile spread across the face of my wife the Salad Queen.

We had come in from the late afternoon heat to [...]

Asparagus and Sea Scallop Risotto

At Chez Bullhog, we love asparagus. Steamed, sautéed or lightly grilled with olive oil and a bit of salt – we just can’t get enough of the succulent spears. Deep-sea scallops evoke the same descriptions although they come from the sea and not the garden: sweet, tender and flavorful. Put these two together in a [...]

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