Pea and Mint Risotto
Patricia Wells, the Paris-based restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune, is also a prolific cookbook author. Her 10th work is Vegetable Harvest. The inspiration for the book? "Rather than creating a meal around the fish, the poultry or the meat," she writes, "I found that I began putting the vegetables first." Here, she adds peas to a rich, cheesy risotto unconventionally flavored with fresh mint.