Updated: Feb 28, 2019
Having lived in Italy and then returning every few years, I feel I have a grasp of the best foods to eat thru taste trial and error. In Milan it’s risotto. But not just any risotto, but Risotto al Nero di Seppia, or risotto with squid ink. This dish is Joe's favourite, and definitely not mine. Critical life events do remain strong in the medial temporal lobe of the brain; I can clearly remember the first restaurant we ordered this in, 29 years ago and I can even remember what I was wearing. Perhaps in this case, the memory of that event is stored more in my nostrils than my brain, as I will never forget the smell of Risotto Nero!