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Rice and risotto

Lamaranthe | Feb 9, 2006 02:39 PM

After reading somewhere that the recommended rice for making risotto is Arborio or Carnaroli, the best being Vialone nano, I went to La Salumeria (on Yonge, Sth of Eg). The store is tiny and packed. What struck me was the choice of Olive oil brands and -- mostly --their prices. A rather small bottle of olive oil flavored with Provence truffles goes for $50. Should you want some good olive oil from Italy, cold-pressed, for a reasonable price, I suggest you go to Lady York (Dufferin, Sth of Lawrence)-
After asking for directions I finally found the rice section, well hidden behind piles of unopened cardboard boxes, while the owner (I suppose it was he) was busy talking to a customer. I gave up. Again : Viva Lady York.

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