One of my favorite reader questions in the last few weeks came from Kathy, who asked for inspiration for a new recipe to make with her honey on Valentine's Day. I loved the idea of Valentine's implied by this request. Instead of going out to a packed restaurant, or just one person slaving away for the other, this is a meal not only eaten together but cooked together, the whole process part of the fun.
Whether you're cooking with someone dear this Friday night, or for a group of friends, or for your whole family, here's a recipe that lends itself to some togetherness in the kitchen. Easy risotto, stirred meditatively, cooked slowly with a glass of wine in one hand and the music turned up.