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risi e bisi

rice and peas

Risi e bisi is the famous Venetian risotto, made with pancetta, onions, and peas in vegetable broth. It tastes best in early spring, when the peas are young and tender. In the old days it was reserved only for holidays decreed by the Doge.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Charles Haynes