The Food and Wine of Alto Adige

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Leek Risotto

I still have the dwindling remains of an illicit chunk of Speck in my fridge, brought back from a recent journey to the region. I use Speck, a smoked-style of prosciutto using the pork belly, all the time, and I love the idea of pairing it with the sweetness of leeks. This combination offers a savory and salty accent to this creamy, enveloping dish.

The recipe calls for the addition of white wine. I really like the idea of using Pinot Grigio here, something rich and substantial that can also be paired with the finished dish. If you’d rather have a red, Pinot Nero would be a fine partner, but super Schiava (Gschleier anybody?) would be my first choice!

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  • Snooth User: tlowme
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    This is some wonderful comfort food!!! I'm wondering why the author refers to the Valtellina as being Austrian influenced. It is actually neighboring Switzerland. One of the best dishes to come out of the Valtellina is a dish whereby steaming hot rice is directly poured on top of a round of Reggiano and scraped until the melting cheese is incorporated into the rice, at which time speck and raisinated grapes are added to the mix. I'm not sure what it is called. I just call it sublime!!!! Especially with a bottle of Valtellina Superiore 2003 Prestigio!!

    Sep 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    I don't believe I mentioned the Valtellina.

    Sep 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM


  • Snooth User: tlowme
    112853 147

    Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the author of the 'Want to Learn More' page, Eric Guido. Specifically I was referring to the statement, "The foods of the Valtellina are more recognizable as Austrian". If I am misunderstanding his statement, I would love to learn more about that. Thanks!

    Sep 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM


  • Hi everybody!

    My name is Gianni Pasolini, I'm a professional sommelier and wine blogger in Trentino Alto Adige.

    Nice work about my region!

    If you are looking for a wine journalist that describe local wines, that send you weekly information and other things about wine-event, contact me!

    Pasolini75@gmail.com

    Ciao!

    Sep 29, 2012 at 3:46 AM


  • Leek Risotto - gotta try that recipe!

    Oct 04, 2012 at 3:09 PM


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