Our Italian friend Silvia from New Zealand (very far from us! 🙂 ) sent us her version of mushroom risotto.
But first of all let’s go meet her.
Do you want to introduce yourself?
My name is Silvia Canessa and I am 43. I have 2 boys Riccardo 12 and Lorenzo 10 and a black labrador Maia. We moved to Wellington, New Zealand, 8 years ago. I am originally from Livorno, Toscana.
What’s your favourite Italian recipe which you use to prepare often and easily?
My favourite recipe is Cacciucco, but I can’t do it here because I can’t find the ingredients.
What I cook very often is the mushroom risotto because here it is very easy to find fresh mushrooms.
What product do you miss mostly from Italy?
I miss the mozzarella, you can buy it here but it’s extremely expensive and not so tasty and fresh as the Italian one.