You’ve not really been in Milan if you did not have a yellow Milanese risotto
It is the MilanFoodWeek and we want to celebrate Milan with the most yellow and the most typical of its recipes: the risotto alla Milanese.
The legend says it was born by the end of 1500 but the recipe still used nowadays dates back to the beginning of 1800, the famous recipe for “Yellow Rice in Frying Pan” except for the brains, eliminated by Artusi at the beginning of the ‘900. Artusi himself also introduced white wine. The beef marrow was then eliminated by Gualtiero Marchesi.
If you are visiting Milan, it is Marchesi’s risotto you want to taste. He is one of the most famous Italian chefs in the world and we suggest you to have a go before sight-visiting the La Scala theatre, at the restaurant Il Marchesino in Piazza della Scala at the corner with via Filodrammatici.
Thanks to Giorgio Minguzzi for the picture