Different regions of Italy have their own classic rice dishes, from the soupy Rice and Peas of the Veneto to the Hunter's-style Rabbit Risotto of Umbria and Tuscany, but what they all have in common is the careful cooking of the rice to perfection. For a simple but comforting dinner, there are plenty of dishes packed full of warming cheese and butter, such as Saffron Risotto. Lighter fish and shellfish dishes include the dramatic Black Risotto, flavoured with squid ink. Children and adults alike will enjoy Ham and Leek Risotto, while you can impress guests with Pheasant and Red Wine Risotto. There are also some surprising sweet delights such as Cherry and Almond Risotto Pudding. With useful recipes for various stocks, easy-to-follow instructions for making a basic risotto and a guide to the different kinds of rice available, this is a complete guide to risotto for all lovers of the classic Italian dish.