Corn & Summer Squash Risotto with Basil & Gruyere Cheese
Dinner and a movie is a classic combination. That is why Turner Classic Movies has partnered with PeachDish to bring you delicious menus inspired by some of the greatest movies ever made. This June we offer meals inspired by some of the iconic Hollywood musicals spotlighted in TCM’s Mad About Musicals!, airing all day Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month. We suggest the Corn & Summer Squash Basil Risotto for The Broadway Melody (1929) airing Tuesday, June 5th at 8:00pm ET on TCM. At a time when other studios and filmmakers were struggling to solve the mysteries of sound, MGM boldly harnessed the new medium to create its first “all-talking” film, an out-and-out original musical. Based loosely on the real-life Duncan Sisters, it was greeted as the finest sound film yet made, seen and loved by million The creamy texture of arborio rice serves as a wonderful, adaptive base for so many ingredients, and turning just about anything you have on hand into something elegant. With a colorful melange of sweet corn, summer squash and bright basil, we like to think that, like Broadway Melody, this too is an out-an-out original. Although risotto can sometimes feel like hearty comfort food, the seasonal, summertime flavors in this dish make it just as bright and exciting as this high-spirited movie.