Risotto alla Zucca

17 Sep

The cooler weather means changes in the market and squash has appeared in Campo dei Fiori, plus I finally feel like cooking again.  I don’t know the specific name for the type of squash in the left in the picture below, but it made a lovely pumpkin risotto!

Fresh squash from Campo dei Fiori. That’s butternut on the right, but unknown pumpkin-like orb on the left. Would not make a good jack-o-lantern, but made great risotto.

Risotto all zucca

The finished product.

11 Responses to “Risotto alla Zucca”

  1. Anita September 19, 2012 at 06:12 #

    Looks yummy!


  2. Catherine September 18, 2012 at 00:26 #

    Hello Laurel!! That food looks so yummy!! I would love the recipe as well please! I am so happy for you two. Just tickles me every time I think of you. What a rich experience at this time in your lives.


  3. Kim September 17, 2012 at 19:54 #

    Looks delicious! Miss your cooking.


  4. Janet Tabbal September 17, 2012 at 17:33 #

    I LOVE the cat in the background! It seems he was jealous of your attention for the squash? ( beautiful colors)
    I’d love to TRY to make pumpkin risotto! It looks delicious!

    We’re definitely having an Indian summer….it’s 93 today! Yesterday we went to silver falls…it was beautiful but grass and fields along the way are all yellow.

    We miss you lots and are so happy you’re enjoying Italy!

    Love, John and Janet


    • gooddayrome September 17, 2012 at 19:48 #

      I will send you the recipe. I am looking forward to trying it with different types of squash.


  5. Carolyn September 17, 2012 at 16:46 #

    Hi! The finished result sure looks good. Still very warm in Portland. Yesterday enjoyed another tour of the Pittock Mansion with friends visiting from Idaho. Then we ate at Dan & Louie’s – just terrible. I hadn’t been there in years. I’m wondering if it has changed hands. A quick walk through of Saturday Market – think I use to enjoy it more when it ws under the bridge. Enough whining from me. Maybe I’m just getting old!!!! Love ya, Carolyn


  6. dalluva September 17, 2012 at 16:39 #

    Ciao Laurel — this is one of my favorite seasons when the air turns cool and crisp and the hearty fall food starts to show up in the local osterias. Your risotto has me craving a trip back to Italy.

    Speaking of, I may be through Rome briefly in mid-October, and planning to be there in mid-November before Thanksgiving. I’m looking into bringing over Olio Nuovo this year, though I’m still researching at the moment. Once I know my dates, I’ll ping you two — would be good to get together for a lunch or dinner!



  7. graciamc September 17, 2012 at 06:12 #



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