Chilly weather is the Italian invitation for starch-dependent menus.
Though they're consumed with abandon year-round, winter gives carbs an
even bigger welcome mat.
Some pasta dishes are particularly well suited
to the colder months, most not necessarily dependent on seasonal
ingredients. They include hearty grain and vegetable soups, richly
dressed ragùs, and the best of all gourmet comfort foods, risotto.
Here are three of my favorite stalwart winter primi piatti, with a little bit of history and recipes. Continue reading ➔