Risotto di Zucca, Porri, e Vongole (Risotto with Butternut Squash, Leeks, and Clams)

Risotto di Zucca, Porri, e Vongole (Risotto with Butternut Squash, Leeks, and Clams)

The secret of good Italian home cooking resides in the ingredients themselves. This recipe, from Marcella Hazen, reflects the philosophy perfectly.Christopher Hirsheimer

The secret of good Italian home cooking resides in the ingredients themselves. No one knows this better than the godmother of Italian cooking in America—Marcella Hazan. She too has many secrets and shared this one with us: "Do not serve any risotto mounded up in the center of the plate. Spread it thin and evenly over the whole plate."