Lombardy, home to Italy’s fashion and finance capital, Milan, is also known for its hearty cuisine.

Risotto alla Milanese is a beloved dish made with saffron-infused Arborio rice, butter, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, often served alongside ossobuco, a braised veal shank. Another regional specialty is polenta, a creamy cornmeal dish served with a variety of accompaniments, from mushrooms to braised meats.