Risotto is a lovely dish but one that can be a tad difficult to present to the table. You try to adorn it with cheese, but that piping hot risotto will have the cheese melting by the time you bring it to the table. True, you can let people add the cheese for themselves. But there is this option. We had had a party the night before and were blessed with a tray of leftover marinated artichoke hearts. They were just the perfect size to slip into the bowl. To each them, after serving, we just spooned them onto the plate, cut off a chunk and then dipped back into the risotto. We enjoyed artichoke and risotto all in one magnificent bite.

All we needed to complete our meal was a tomato tart. You’ll see that on Thursday!