Seeking vialone nano or carneroli for Joe H's "absolute best risotto"
- globalgourmand Mar 3, 2011 05:19 AM
Despite having just finished a grueling 12-hour shift, I perked right up when I saw gorgonzola dolce on sale on the sign outside the WF near my work! AHA! I can finally make Joe Heflin's famous "Absolute Best Risotto You Will EVER Eat: Toasted Pistachio Gorgonzola Dolce"!
I bought pound of cheese and today I need to gather the rest! Specifically, I need help with the rice. I haven't been too pleased with the arborios I've been getting, I'd like to try the varieties he specifies. I live on the South Shore (Rockland, specifically) but I'd drive 40 mins to get the real deal. I can call around but thought I'd check to see if anyone knew a guaranteed source?
Wow - $5.50 per kilo is a good price for carnaroli! I got some amazing carnaroli rice at Eataly in NYC for about $6.60 per kilo, but that was on a post-holiday buy-two-get-one-free deal back in January. On the other hand, it is the loveliest risotto rice I've ever used.
Russo's always had carnaroli as well as arborio, but that's no more convenient to you than New Deal. I agree with emannths & PinchOfSalt that you should check Whole Foods.