Basic Risotto

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Appears in
The Plagiarist in the Kitchen

By Jonathan Meades

Published 2017

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Species snobbery is tiresome. The gastronomic approbation of the arcane, the artisanal, the local, the AOC, the sustainable, the scarce and the contempt for ‘wasteful’ air miles is frivolous: it’s conventionalised fashion posing as ethical concern. Lives depend on the export of beans from Africa to a continent whose eaters preach seasonality but can’t bear midwinter without strawberries and peaches.

Carnaroli, Vialone Nano and Baldo are, in that order, the most coveted varieties of