Alright, after a week's worth of consideration, and a number of worthy entries, I've made my biased and arbitrary decision: Alyssa Dyane's seafood risotto has won her a kilo of Vialone Nano risotto rice.
Besides including the tasty scallop, there were two decisive elements to Alyssa's win...
I’m not bitter
about it, but as I write this, Will Fertman is embarking on my trip to Veneto, Italy. When the Italian Trade Commission had to change the dates of this proposed press junket, it created a conflict for me; and Will was self-sacrificing enough to take (think steal) the journey. Still, I wish him safe travels and eagerly await vicarious travels through Veneto along with our readers here on our new blog.