Aired December 20, 2007

Ingredients
4 cups baby spinach leaves, stemmed
4 cloves garlic, cracked from skin
1 stick softened butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 loaf good quality Italian bread
Preparation

Preheat broiler or oven to 400F.

Place the spinach in a food processor with garlic, butter, salt, freshly ground black pepper and cheese, and process until smooth.

Cut the bread in half lengthwise and slather each side with the spinach butter. Broil or bake the toast until crispy, about 3 minutes under the broiler or 6-7 minutes in the hot oven.

Cut the toast into large cubes and serve alongside Beet Risotto.

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