When the good folks at Branding and Buzzing contacted me and asked if I'd write, style and photograph three recipes for Samuel Adams Boston Lager, I was a) flattered, b) delighted and c) stoked. I brainstormed ideas for two days and then sent a pared down list of 30 recipe ideas, including one I called 'Ballpark Risotto'. Boston, as the home of the Red Sox, Fenway Park, and a fantastic Little Italy, was my inspiration for a risotto with hotdogs, sauerkraut and shredded Jack cheese. I'd thought about not including the risotto on my pitch list - 'What if they think it's dumb?', I asked myself, but, after some thought, I said 'Frig it', and included it just for fun. Imagine my surprise when they came back with Ballpark Risotto as one of their first choices.