Because being healthy pays off when you're old while eating delicious food pays off RIGHT NOW!

You may have heard that scientists have been publishing studies showing that when you severely restrict calorie intake in mice, they live a lot longer. They reduce the food they give the mice by 30% of what the supposed bare minimum is, and then the rats live a lot longer.

Huh? Yeah right. We prefer the legend that "if it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger" which is based on centuries of conventional wisdom and common sense: eat 30% more, and you will live 30% more. Centuries of common sense beat scientists every time.

1 cup of Arborio rice
1 leg and thigh of duck confit, meat removed from bones and shredded
1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary, minced
1/2 cup of white wine, such as Sauvignon Banc
1 shallot, chopped
1 clove of minced garlic
1/4 cup of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 cups of chicken stock
2 tablespoons of butter
salt and freshly ground pepper

In a 2 quart pot, bring the chicken stock to a light boil and leave it alone.

Now, in another 4 quart pot, on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter. When it is good and hot, throw in your shallots and garlic. After 1 minute, throw in your mushrooms and rosemary and cook for another 2 minutes. Then, add the rice, salt, and pepper, and stir for 1 minute.

Next, add the wine and continue to stir, until it is almost evaporated. At that point, add enough boiling chicken stock to cover the rice completely. Keep the heat so that the liquid burbles briskly, but not too vigorously. Stir every minute or so and whenever the liquid drops below the rice, add more stock. If you run out of chicken stock, start using boiling water instead. After about 15-20 minutes, the risotto should be done.

To finish, remove from heat, add another tablespoon of butter, the cheese and duck.

Serves 2 or 3.


leftRepression is the fickle mother of sloppy rebellion. A strong, brave few continue to use heavy cream, butter, rendered fat, salt, sugar, and whole milk. Thank you for joining the Eat Dangerously revolution.