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Plat full of wild mushroom risotto.
Authentic Recipes: Rustic Francis's Favorites

Wild Mushroom Risotto

This rich and creamy risotto showcases the bounty of local wild mushrooms and celebrates the silky and complex Pinot Noir grape of the Russian River Valley. 

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Lamb Marrakesh and a glass of red wine.
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Marrakesh Lamb

If you ever visit the souk in Marrakesh, Morocco, you might come across a little man sitting on a big pile of rocks. Order the lamb and he'll reach down and pull out a clay pot that has been covered in embers all night 

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Arancini next to a bowl of soup.
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Roasted Pumpkin Arancini with Gorgonzola Cheese

This Roasted Pumpkin Arancini dish was inspired by a classic seasonal ingredient. 

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Steak on a flame grill.
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Parrilla-Grilled New York Steak with Romesco and Braised Mushrooms

You don’t need a parrilla to make this appetizer; use a gas grill or Weber kettle.

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Plate of lamb and carrots.
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Rack of Lamb Madame Bali Recipe

This is an Armenian recipe, which I learned from my friend Armen Baliantz. The lamb racks are marinated in pomegranate juice and white onions for three days, and then grilled on our parrilla. 

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