Before we head over to the radio station for The Canal House Kitchen Hour (you can listen if you go to WDVRfm.org 4–5 PM EDT), we had to build up our strength. So we chose the magic of shiitake mushrooms to flavor arborio rice. We added ladleful by ladleful of delicate vegetable broth as the rice slowly swelled and softened. Then two sautéed shiitakes finished the risotto. It worked! We are feeling stronger—but a little sleepy. Today we have a local beekeeper on our show, Becky Wunderlich, who knows everything about apiculture and precious honeybees. See you on the radio!