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  1. Wild chicory and fava beans’ cream

    27 March 2017 // flaviabi

    cicoria e fave

    The original recipe wants dry fava beans, but I could not resist to the spring and I used fresh ones: so arm yourself with patience and start to peel!

    400 grams of fresh fava beans

    400 gr of wild chicory

    1 clove of garlic

    3 spring onions

    Chili pepper

    White wine

    In a pan with extra virgin olive oil, put fresh onions cut into strips, saute’ slightly and add the shelled beans. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about half an hour, adding hald glass of hite wine and  hot water if needed. Blanch the chicory in salted water, when it is cooked, drain and squeez. In a skillet with oil fry the garlic and saute’ the chicory, adding salt. Ready to bring to the table: blend half  beans, create a nest with the  chicory and put , in the center, the mashed beans, and whole beans to the side. In this case I added the Norcia ham, but also suggested  with marinated anchovies.


    9 June 2011 // flaviabi


    Ingredients: (4 people)
    200 gr. Red chicory
    1 onion
    1 clove of garlic
    1 cup white wine
    75 gr. Mascarpone cheese
    1LT. vegetable broth
    150 GR. Grated Parmesan cheese



    2 leaves of basil

    In a deep pan put a little ‘oil, onion and garlic finely sliced, and let them brown. Add the chicory cut into small pieces (keep a tablespoons raw :we ‘ll need it for the final preparation of the dish) and the basil leaves and let cook for a few minutes, basting with white wine. Add salt and chilli. Put the rice and adding the hot broth, cook (about 20 minutes, stirring all the time!). When the rice is cooked add the mascarpone and let the rice stand, covered, for 10 minutes before serving. In the meanwhile in a baking dish, prepare the strips of grated Parmigiano, put the cheese in waxed paper and cook at grill until it is golden. Let them cool and serve it with the risotto, with a tablespoon of raw chicory  salad.