Dispensing Happiness

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.-Elsa Schiapirelli

That's me, the magical good cook.

Borrowing from my friend Dexygus, I've created my own food blog.

Read of my exploits in the kitchen! Salivate over the descriptions of fabulous desserts and savory meals I've concocted!

No, seriously...go ahead. It'll make my day.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Retro Recipe Challenge #3: Never Ask a Lady Her True Age


Risotto al Salto-The Octopus Club

Fried Risotto with Gruyere and Truffle Filling

I finally made it to a Retro Recipe Challenge!!

Laura Rebecca has hosted two previous events, and I completely missed out on both. I wasn't missing another.

This time, we were to make a retro recipe somewhere within five years of our birth year.

You can always find out if you want, but let's say that 1975 is within five years, on either side, of the year I entered the world!

From one of the massive, hard cover volumes of Gourmet I own

which is colorfully decorated with sticky tabs (must-make-markers)

it's a wonderful risotto, cooled, spread thinly over a clarified buttered pan, then topped with Gruyere and white truffle shavings; top with another thin layer of risotto, and cook until the bottom is browned and crispy. Invert, and repeat.

Must I go through the formality of saying this was fabulous? Risotto, which is good. Gruyere, also good. White truffles, decadent. Put them together, and fry them?


Plus, this recipe came from one of my favorite sections of Gourmet, 'You Asked for it'!

Thanks for giving me a reason to make this, Laura Rebecca!

Blog Party#15 is this weekend, and this month, we're hitting the books! That's right, we're taking inspiration from our favorite stories and turning them into appetizers and cocktails! Post your dishes no later than THIS Thursday, 19 October...early is always good...and get your links to me either by posting in the comments, or by emailing me at thehappysorceress at gmail dot com. I'll post the party round-up Saturday, the 21st. Hope to see you there!

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8 Thoughts for food:

At 9:22 PM, Blogger Laura Rebecca said...

Thanks for the submission, Stephanie. The fried risotto looks amazing!

At 3:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It certainly looks good, just can't help it I got hungry just looking at it. This mean good bye to that diet scheme hehe lol.

At 12:00 PM, Blogger barbie2be said...

i love risotto and this looks delicious!

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Laura Rebecca...it really was!

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks, Francis!

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Barbie...careful; this stuff is addictive!

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Lis said...

Oh my this looks fabulous! I can't wait to try it.. thank you so much for sharing :D

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Lis, it really is. Be sure to let it cook for a looong time, though...you really want crunchy rice!


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