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Lunchbreak: Risotto with borlotti beans and dried salami

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: WGN TV

John Coletta - Founding Chef / Partner at Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar
Quartino 626 N. State St., Chicago
Event:
Rosé Wine Bash
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 12 -3 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person.
Guests are invited to sip on 70+ different varieties of the summer wine paired with signature Quartinobites. Tickets are limited and available now at quartinochicago.com
Recipe:
Rice from Vercelli with Lardo, Red Wine, Borlotti Beans, and Dried Salami - from Chef Coletta's new cookbook
LA PANISSA DEL VERCELLESE
In 1949, Dino De Laurentiis's Academy Award-nominated film Riso Amaro immortalized the life of le mondine, the female rice workers who painstakingly planted, weeded, and hand-harvested northern Italy's rice fields. The film stars Silvana Mangano as la mondina, who befriends two petty thieves and plans to help one of them carry out a rice heist. Love, lust, murder, and suicide ensue before the credits roll. Although Silvana's portrayal was criticized by some for being oversexualized, her role...

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