For our story on nine reasons to love Florence, we tested Pitti Gola e Cantina's risotto al nero, a hearty cuttlefish ink-stained arborio rice. Though a relative of the squid, the cuttlefish has notably different ink. Where squid ink is more purple and less viscous, a cuttlefish's is jet-black and jellylike with a reflective sheen. Delicately briny, it lends pasta and risotto sauces a subtle, oceanic salinity and intense coloration. Beyond pasta, consider working a few drops into pizza dough, soup broth, or white bean dip.