If you’ve never cooked with squid ink, you’ve been missing out. It’s kind of like finger painting crossed with cooking — it’s a terrific natural food dye. Squid ink is most commonly used in making risotto (it dyes the rice and everything else in your pot an inky black), but it’s also used in making black pasta and can even be added to breads and burger buns.
Candy Katen loved the squid ink risotto she had at Crudo in Phoenix: “I have had lots of risottos in my time, and this is one of the best. I bought some squid ink at Santa Monica Seafood. Now I just need the recipe.” Candy, Crudo was happy to oblige.