Lidia Bastianich, host of the popular PBS cooking show "Lidia's Italian American Kitchen," was chosen to cook for Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to New York. She made two dinners for the pope, one last Friday and another on Saturday. Each meal had several courses, and four of the recipes are below.
Spring Vegetable Risotto With Grana Padano Shavings
Recipe courtesy Lidia Bastianich
Makes 6 servings
For the spring "pesto":
1 cup ramp leaves or young leeks
2 cups of...Full Story