Hello P2P-ers! And we are back with a new post, new recipe and some better pictures; especially after the photography disaster in the previous post. I have for you today a Chicken and Mushroom risotto. Honestly I had no intentions of sharing this recipe because it is not even mine and I didn’t even tweak it as I normally do sometimes. Why tweak a perfectly good recipe isn’t it?
Many of you were interested in this risotto after you saw the pictures on my Instagram page. Some of you may say; “Well Sarah why even put up a recipe that is not yours?” or “I mean what’s the point of this blog if it is not your recipe.”
Yes, for some their blog is a medium where they document their own creations. But for me it is to show everyone my love for food. That may include creating my own recipes, using someone else’s recipe or making something completely random and just sharing the pictures with you. It’s called freedom of expression guys.
Think of it this way, I have tried so many recipes of risottos but I have finally found something that has easily available ingredients and pretty good cooking guidelines. See I am doing the research work for you, that way you don’t need to go around looking for a recipe.
A week ago, a friend came over to our place to chill. Honestly, I had no intentions of cooking, but since he eats out a lot I decided to cook a nice home cooked meal. I had some Arborio rice lying around, so I decided to make some risotto . This recipe I found on BBC food appealed to me because it was so easy to prepare, and every item listed was available in my kitchen.
I know I could’ve probably made the Risotto creamier, but it still tasted really nice.
On the other hand, I believe I did mention that I attended a Food Photography at Lighthouse studio in Dubai (probably mentioned in on Instagram). The workshop was conducted by Matevz Kostanjsek, a Food photographer from Slovenia. He debunked all previous notions I had that sunlight was absolutely necessary for great food photos. Checkout his website and go drool over his pictures. I’ll leave all the photography related details for another post. Please let me know if you’ll are interested in knowing more. Keep in mind though that I am still educating myself in this area and have lots and lots to learn.
Why did I mention this? Well because in all posts from here on you may notice a difference in the pictures (hopefully). I think, my pictures are getting better but I still need to up my food styling game. I absolutely suck at making the area around the food look pretty. Also need to find my style when it comes to editing; so it is all work in Progress.
Well let me stop rambling now. Please click here for the recipe and enjoy cooking this risotto.