Gli Autori

Carlo Passera

journalist born in 1974, for many years he has covered politics, mostly, and food in his free time. Today he does exactly the opposite and this makes him very happy. As soon as he can, he dives into travels and good food. Identità Golose's editor in chief

Gabriele Zanatta

born in Milan, 1973, freelance journalist, coordinator of Identità Golose World restaurant guidebook since 2007, he is a contributor for several magazines and teaches Histroty of gastronomy and Culinary global trends into universities and institutes. 
twitter @gabrielezanatt
instagram @gabrielezanatt

Paolo Marchi

born in Milan in March 1955, at Il Giornale for 31 years dividing himself between sports and food, since 2004 he's the creator and curator of Identità Golose. twitter @oloapmarchi

Niccolò Vecchia

Journalist, based in Milan. At 8 years old, he received a Springsteen record as a gift, and nothing was the same since. Music and food are his passions. Author and broadcaster at Radio Popolare since 1997, since 2014 he became part of the staff of Identità Golose 

Cinzia Benzi

a graduate in Psychology, she was enchanted by the Identità Golose galaxy. While studying wine is her life, her gourmet vocation is an evolving discovery 

Claudia Orlandi

Giulia Corradetti

Classe 1985, laurea in Scienze Gastronomiche, passione e lavoro nel mondo gastronomico: cura gli eventi di Identità Golose, la relativa Guida e il sito web

Sara Salmaso

Venetian by adoption, Materan for love, she's a graduate in Medieval History and loves two things above all: reading and eating good food. She worked in publishing for many years. She now works in Identità Golose's press office and she couldn't be happier

Identità Golose

This article is curated by Identità Golose, the publication that organises the international fine dining congress, publishes website and the online Guida Identità Golose, on top of curating many other events in Italy and abroad

Luciana Squadrilli

a journalist born in Naples now living in Rome, she tries to make her three passions meet: eating, travelling and writing

Federica Carr

A British citizen from Naples, obsessive scuba diver, digital marketing manager Monday to Friday, foodie at any given time

Lisa Casali

Environmental scientist and sustainable cooking expert, she's the author of blog Ecocucina on D di Repubblica and of 5 books including “Tutto fa brodo”, "Autoproduzione in cucina" and "Cucinare in lavastoviglie"

Gualtiero Spotti

Raffaele Foglia

A journalist for La Provincia di Como, sommelier and craft beer lover. He believes every glass of wine has a story worth telling. He's part of the wine editorial staff at Identità Golose

Sonia Gioia

A journalist by profession, curious by vocation, she applies her attitude to investigative reports and food features. She's author for Repubblica, Gambero Rosso, Dispensa​


Cristina Bowerman

Glass Hostaria's chef (one Michelin star), located in Rome. President in charge of the Ambasciatori del Gusto association

Martino Lapini

Born in Milan, he works as a copywriter and lives in Romagna. He wishes he could age in a oak barrel. Twitter @martinolapini


Simone Salvini

Alessandra Meldolesi

Umbra di Perugia con residenza a Bologna, è giornalista e scrittrice di cucina. Tra i numeri volumi tradotti e curati, spicca "6, autoritratto della Cucina Italiana d’Avanguardia" per Cucina & Vini

Giovanna Sartor

Born in Venice though she then lived in Milan, in January 2010 she moved to Cape Town. In love with South Africa, her dream is to produce Prosciutto San Daniele here, sooner or later

Andrea Cuomo

Roman, now living in Milan, sommelier, he's reporter of Il Giornale. He's been writing about taste for years

Daniela Cicioni

Vegan and rawist chef based in Como

Claudio Grillenzoni

A journalist with the bad habit of xenophilia (natural, he's a Germanist) and food (he's from Modena ), he now lives a happy life in China, in Shanghai, building connections between East and West 

Mariella Caruso

A journalist from Catania, now in Milan, she was born in 1966. «I travel, meet people and tell stories on Volevofareilgiornalista» and on numerous other publications

Philippe Regol

A French graduate in Spanish Philology, for 40 years now he’s been living in Barcelona and for 20 he’s been a cook. A lover of gastronomy, he now livens up the Observación Gastronómica 2 blog 

Beniamin Chalupinski

Chef, journalist, a Phd in Italian linguistics, author of books on the theme, experiences that converge in the same profession, from writing to cooking, from cooking to journalism and back to cooking. The same that led him to write for Mexican magazines such as ProtocoloSaborearte and Siempre

Davide Bertellini

Cultore del bien vivre, lavorando nella moda ha sviluppato una grande passione per i viaggi e per la cucina

Federico De Cesare Viola

Born in Rome, wine and food writer for Il Sole 24OreLa Repubblica and L’Uomo Vogue. He's a lecturer at Iulm and Food Media for several American colleges. Twitter @fdecesareviola

Lisa Marchesi

Barbara Giglioli

born in Varese, 1990, after a degree in Media languages, she completed a Master in journalism at Università Cattolica of Milan. She loves to cook, to eat and to write about food

Carlo Passera e Gabriele Zanatta

Gianluca Biscalchin

Concetta Bonini

Born in 1987, she’s a professional journalist stubbornly tied to Modica. She’s a sommelier on constant training. Every day she travels around “continental Sicily” in search for food and wine stories, people and businesses. She’s convinced every farmer deserves a novel 

Ilaria Brunetti

Mathematician by chance, gourmand by passion, she loves to travel around the world – what with conferences on mathematics and chefs’ congresses – and tell stories about food and their passionate and fascinating protagonists

Valeria Carbone

Valeria Senigaglia

Born in 1985, marine biologist and sustainability and cooking enthusiast. After living in many places, from NY to the Philippines, she returned to Italy and worked in communication as a freelance journalist. Now she lives in Australia

Christian Milone

born in 1979, chef of Gastronavicella at Trattoria Zappatori in Pinerolo (Torino). Winner of the second edition of Birra Moretti Grand Cru Award

Julia Pérez

Spanish food reporter for El Mundo and Gastroactitud. Her book, "100 Culinary experiences not to be missed", insipired a TV series on Tve

Luciana Bianchi

Half Italian, half Brazilian, she works both as chefs and as food writer. Among all the thing she does, she's author of the World’s 50 Best blog

Tokyo Cervigni

A media professional divided between Paris, London and Tokyo. He writes about restaurants as an excuse to speak about many more things

Aline Borghese

a culinary journalist, she has also launched a service of culinary concierge for those who want to travel… with taste. Of Russian origins, she lives in Italy and travels around the world, searching for new flavours. She writes about food and wine, and collaborates with publications in Italy and Russia 

Angela Barusi

Trained as a museum expert, she promotes food heritage through Forma Libera. A passionate food specialist, she presents the food and people she’s met between France, Italy and Spain

Annalisa Cavaleri

Antonio Vasile

Ben Reade

Born in Edinburgh, head of culinary research and development at the Nordic Food Lab, he spends his time navigating the world through his nose and mouth

Claudio De Min

Journalist, a life dedicated to sports as a reporter, he's in charge of the food and travel section of the Gazzettino di Venezia 

Stefania Lattuca

Born in 1976, she studied law. Her first job is being a mother. Travelling and gastronomy are the engine to her life. Travelling between food and territories

Alessandra Gesuelli

Journalist and travel writer. She has visited almost one hundred countries and writes about it in the most important national newspapers. She collaborates with magazines Marco Polo and Bell’Europa and with Il Giornale's travel section. Online you can also find her on The Travel News and her blog Viaggiale

Angelo Carrillo

Chiara Nicolini

A Master in Food&Wine Communication, she's an obsessive organiser, and drowns in an inch of good wine. Born in Liguria, she now lives in Milan

Daniele Pennati

classe 1980, chef del ristorante Hotel Roseg a Chiesa Valmalenco, Sondrio

Davide Visiello

Born in 1974 near Naples, now living further south, he’s a sommelier and coffee taster convinced that those born in Vico Equense like him have a gourmet imprinting by birth. He lives, writes and organises events in Palermo, but eats and drinks everywhere

Emma De Danieli

Eugenio Jacques Christian Boer

Federico Delmonte

Francesca Brambilla e Serena Serrani

Food photographers working together since 2007

Francesca Zanetti

a Business graduate born in Parma, Francesca has been promoting Italian wine and food in America for the past 25 years, especially in California

Giovanna Abrami

born in 1979 in Milan, her mother is from Alto Adige and her father is a Croatian grown up in Trieste: she’s the daughter of Italian irredentism and is strongly attracted by the southern hemisphere. She has written (for Diario and Agrisole among others), translated (includingPellegrino Artusi’sLa scienza in Cucina ), eaten and tasted – without ever stopping taking pictures – in Argentina, Chile and Guatemala for over 5 years. Since she had to move to Italy, she went as south as she could. Since 2016 she lives in Sicily, and collaborates with Wine in Sicily and Identità Golose

Massimo Bottura

Born in Modena in 1962, he opened Osteria Francescana in 1995, earning 3 Michelin stars (2011) and the first place in the World's Fifty Best (2016 and 2018). He founded Food for Soul, and opened Refettori in Milan, Bologna, Modena, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, LondonHe's the author of best-seller "Never trust a skinny chef" and of "Bread is Gold", both published by Phaidon

Viviana Varese

Andrea D'Aloia

Born in Abruzzo in 1979, he's been working in the communication industry since 2001. Over the past few years he's developed a sort of obsession, constantly searching for emerging chefs. He eats, drinks, writes: of territories and ingredients, producers and chefs. And takes lots of pictures, so he won't forget any detail 

Camilla Baresani

Writer, she's fond of food and restaurants above all. Her website is Recently, she wrote in Italian "Gli Sbafatori" (Mondadori Electa publisher) 

Ciccio Sultano

chef of restaurant Duomo in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, 2 Michelin stars

Elisa Della Barba

Elisabetta Canoro

a citizen of the world by profession and by passion, over the past 20 years she has travelled to every corner of the globe, written books and tourist guides, worked with Mediaset and various publications dedicated to travel, food and wine and lifestyle (including DoveElleBell'EuropaI Viaggi del Gusto). Today she’s a consultant for Identità Golose, works with Turismo&Attualità, Panorama TVMarco Polo and is the deputy editor at The Cube Magazine

Felice Modica

Wine and olive oil producer from Noto (Siracusa), he’s a hunter, fisherman, smoker and loves swimming, reading, travelling, eating fine food and drinking even better wine 

Francesca Natali

Francesco Apreda

Giorgia Cannarella

Living in Bologna by birth and by choice, she writes about food and all it implies for Munchies ItaliaVice's website dedicated to food, and offline for Gazza Golosa  and Dispensa. Her passions include Cynar, biscuits and woods, not necessarily in this order 

Giuseppe Iannotti

Laura Di Pietrantonio

born in the Marche in 1983, she eats, writes and speaks of food full time. She’s a journalist and co-founder of web magazine

Marina Mayevska

Managing Editor of Drinks+ – magazine on wine, beverages, restaurants, est. 1996. Gastronomy and wine journalist since 2005; contributing author of Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine and other glossy publications; Ukraine's 100 Best Restaurants editor-in-chief (2010, 2011)

Matteo Aloe

Michela Cimnaghi

Tunde Pecsvari

Alain Ducasse

Frenchman, born in 1956 in Castel-Sarrazin, Aquitaine, is one of the most celebrated haute cuisine chef. Chief of a group including 27 restaurants in the world

Alan Jones

British-Slovenian, born in 1971, he was raised in Ticino, in Italian Switzerland, and has been working in a bank for almost two decades. His passions are good food, wines and travelling. He became a food enthusiast ten years ago, after watching Gordon Ramsay’s first TV shows and started to travel first around Italy and the Europe and elsewhere in the world in search of the best restaurants. A good dish must always thrill him, because cooking, like many other forms of art, is about emotionsBritish-Slovenian, born in 1971, he was raised in Ticino, in Italian Switzerland, and has been working in a bank for almost two decades. His passions are good food, wines and travelling. He became a food enthusiast ten years ago, after watching Gordon Ramsay’s first TV shows and started to travel first around Italy and the Europe and elsewhere in the world in search of the best restaurants. A good dish must always thrill him, because cooking, like many other forms of art, is about emotions

Alberto Sparacino

Born in 1984, since march 2014 is chef de cuisine at Il Colombaio in Casole d’Elsa (Siena)


Alda Fantin

From Bassano del Grappa in Veneto, after a Master in Food & Wine Communication, she joins the staff of Identità Golose in the summer of 2016. She loves Bob Dylan and delicious food

Alessio Cancedda

classe 1989, sous-chef del ristorante S’Apposentu di Casa Puddu a Siddi (Oristano), stellato dal 2012

Alfio Ghezzi

Amelia De Francesco

Born in Naples, now based in Lucca, she started off as a literary critic before focusing on wine and food (her passion). She loves travelling and the friendly atmosphere of a dining experience

Andrea Ciprian

Born in Belluno in 1972, he's a freelance journalist. He's been collaborating for the past decade with various food and wine publications, in Veneto and Italy

Andrea Galanti

Born in Florence in 1984 («An awful year for wine», he jokes), he was voted Best Sommelier in Italy at the 49th AIS Congress, in November 2015. He works at Galanti's, a wine-delicatessen shop in Florence his grandfather Aldo opened in 1960

Andrea Petrini

Andrea Vignali

he travels to eat, and eats to travel, telling stories about the things that stimulate his taste buds and his tiny grey cells.

Antonia Klugmann

Antonio Borruso

Aurora Storari

born in Rome in 1992, after completing the Master di Cucina Italiana in Creazzo (Vicenza), she worked in London at Hedone and in Milan at Trussardi alla Scala and Ratanà. Since 2019 she’s been working at Chambre Séparée in Gent, Belgium

Barbara Guerra and Albert Sapere

Beniamino Nespor

Beniamino Nespor and Eugenio Roncoroni

Bruce Palling

Already as a Vietnam war reporter,  former Wall Street Journal Europe food columnist, he's now author of

Carlotta Casciola

Born in Umbria, now living in Spain, she’s a globetrotter by vocation. A graduate in Economics, since 2003 she works in the tourism, wine and gastronomy industry for Alacarta. Twitter @alacarta

Carmine Di Domenico

Claudio Ceroni

Founder of Magenta Bureau, an agency specialised in organising special events including all that has to do with Identità Golose

Cristiana Romito and Gianni Sinesi

respectively maître and sommelier at restaurant Reale in Castel di Sangro (L’Aquila), 3 Michelin stars

Cristiano Valli

Twenty years as a journalist, radio host, advertiser – still learning. It took him three days to fall in love with San Francisco – it was 2003 – and he's still there. Made in Italy, against his will.

Daniel Humm

swiss born, in 2006 he became the executive chef of Eleven Madison Park in New York City, gaining 3 Michelin stars


Davide Caranchini

Davide Del Duca

Delia Demma

Giornalista siciliana trapiantata in Toscana, scrive per le riviste di American Express di viaggi, lifestyle ed esperienze gourmet

Donato Marzolla

from Brindisi, he has worked for many years on the Amalfi Coast, as maître at Rossellinis in Palazzo Avino. In 2014 he started working in London as restaurant manager at Hotel Baglioni, then he returned home with the same role at Borgo Egnazia, in Savelletri di Fasano. In 2014 the Guida di Identità Golose nominated him best restaurant manager of the year. He has worked and still works on many projects around the world 

Enrico Camelio

born in Rome, 1971, graduated into Tourism economy, he's now working as a haute cuisine consultant. He's been working together with Heinz Beck, Antonello Colonna and Niko Romito

Enrico Panero

born in Piedmont, 1987, he's now the chef of Da Vinci restaurant, inside Eataly Firenze

Enrico Saravalle

Enzo Coccia

Errica Tamani

Author of Gli anni d'oro della cucina parmigiana, published by Accademia Italiana della Cucina, she contributes to “Gusto”, the food page of Gazzetta di Parma

Fabrizio Tesse

classe 1978, chef del ristorante Locanda d’Orta a Orta San Giulio (Novara)

Federica Andrisani

Federica Scolta

Ferran and Albert Adrià

catalan chefs, born in 1962 and 1969, were both born in Hospitalet de Llobregat, in the municipality of Barcelona

Fiorenza Auriemma

Giornalista, si è occupata di mass media, salute, fitness e prima infanzia. Fino all’incontro, qualche anno fa, con la gastronomia, che l’ha definitivamente conquistata

Francesco Ferrari

Fulvio Marcello Zendrini

Born in Trieste, he first worked for advertising agency Armando Testa, then in the communication management of companies such as Michelin, Honda, Telecom Italia. Today he’s a business and political marketing and communication consultant for clients such as Autogrill, He teaches at Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo and Università di Genova, as well as at Niko Romito FormazioneIntrecci Scuola di Sala and In-Cibum. He’s the president of Associazione "Le cose cambiano", fighting against homophobic bullying

Gastón Acurio

Born in Lima in 1967, he's a monument of New peruvian cuisine. He runs restaurants in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, United States

Gianna Melis

Sardinian journalist, she loves travelling, laughing, swimming and eating. Not necessarily in this order. She loves original dishes, made with poor ingredients 

Gianni Revello

Ligurian, an art and food lover, while waiting to eat, he writes about what he’s already eaten: food worth writing, worth eating 

Giovanni Farinella

sicilian blood, in love with raw red prawns and the aroma of sautéed onions. He deals with marketing, artificial intelligence and

Giovanni Giberti

Giovanni Lorusso

chef of Lampare al Fortino in Trani, Apulia region

Giovanni Sorrentino

Giuseppe Palmieri

born in 1975, Osteria Francescana's maître and sommelier in Modena, he's also the curator of Glocal, think global live local, "organic blog"

Iside De Cesare

chef and owner, together with her husband Romano Gordini, of restaurant La Parolina Trevinano, near Acquapendente, Lazio region

Jaclyn DeGiorgio

born in New York, now settled in Milan, she's a journalist and food tour guide with a talent for sudoku. She prefers pandoro to panettone, loves long pasta and cappuccino without any cinnamon or cocoa. Follow her on her adventures on InstagramTwitter and on her blog

Joanna Savill

A longtime food journalist and ex editor at GFG, she's a traveller hungry for unique experiences and co-author of "Around The World in 80 Dinners", a tribute to the most memorable meals she's enjoyed around the world

Josean Alija

born in 1978, he's the chef of Nerua restaurante, which is a part of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Bask Countries

Lisa Foletti

Livio Pedroncelli

classe 1982, sous-chef del ristorante stellato Pomiroeu a Seregno (Milano)

Luca Caviola

Luca Torretta

Born in 1974, a graduate in Civil Engineering with an innate passion for cocktails, spirits and wines, he’s never tired of discovering, learning and tasting. Instagram luca.torretta

Luciana Squadrilli e Carlo Passera

Luigi Salomone

Luigi Salomone, sous chef of restaurant Marennà in Sorbo Serpico (Avellino)

Maico Campilongo

Born in 1973 in Scalea (Calabria) the son of a bricklayer and a housewife, after studying engineering he arrived on the West Coast with his brother Franco, and opened pizzeria Terún in Palo Alto. A success: it became a favourite for Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg, or Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. Now he’s doubled with iTalico, dedicated to pasta

Massimo Larosa

Matias Perdomo

Matteo Chiaudrero

Matteo Fronduti

Born in 1977, (proud of being) Milanese from the Gorla neighbourhood, he started at Villa Fiordaliso, then in Milan at Trattoria del Nuovo Macello, Armani Café, Trussardi alla Scala and Just Cavalli. After Davide Oldani’s D’O he started his own business: since May 2008 he’s patron-chef at Manna

Maurizio De Riggi

Maurizio Trezzi

journalist, born in 1966, a graduate in Physics, today he works in communication. He reported on two Olympic Games and 5 athletics world cups for Eurosport. A great lover of fine food, Caribbean rum and golf

Melinda Joe

american journalist, she lives in Tokyo and travels around the world writing about food, sake and wine. She's a columnist for Japan Times, and collaborates with NewsweekCNNGourmet SwedenWall Street Journal
twitter: @melindajoe

Michele Cella

classe 1982, sous-chef del ristorante stellato Vecchia Malcesine a Malcesine (Verona)

Moreno Cedroni

Nicholas Bonati

Nicola Massa

Olivier Reneau

As a journalist he’s been writing about contemporary creations (art, architecture, design) and art de vivre (food, wine and mixology) for over 25 years. He writes for magazines (Air France MadameTheGood LifeLes Echos SL and Ideat) and guides (LebeyInterni...). Since 2016 he’s the editor in chief at Cuisines Révolution

Paola Pellai

A professional journalist, she was born in a good year for wine. She has worked in every field, from sports to politics, because following your curiosity is the best way not to bore and get bored. She has no allergy or food bias, so she'll taste everything. If you want to maker her happy, read her book of illustrated stories, Il tempo di uno sguardo

Paolo Marchi and Gabriele Zanatta

head editor and editor in chief of Identità Golose

Pietro Cheli

Roberta Rampini

Born in 1968, a professional reporter and collaborator at Il Giorno since 2000. Co-author of Storie di cibo nelle terre di Expo. Not too skilled in the kitchen, she’s a lover of fine food, and loves telling the stories of the “souls” behind gastronomy 

Roberta Sudbrack

chef of Roberta Sudbrack restaurant in Rio de Janeiro

Roberto Flore

Born in 1982 in Seneghe, in Montiferru (Sardinia), he travelled around the world and stopped in Copenhagen in February 2014. The following June he became the head chef at the Nordic Food Lab, of which he directs the gastronomic research

Ryan King

Ryan King is an international food journalist living in Milan. He's a web editor at Fine Dining Lovers and prides himself on being a down to earth Yorkshire man who will eat anything once. Twitter @RJKingSays


Serena Palumbo

Serena Palumbo is an Italian living in New York. In the daytime she's a lawyer and her evenings are dedicated to cooking and blogging for her site Lemonade25 and The Daily Meal. When not in the office or in the kitchen, she loves reading books and comics from Marvel, going to the cinema or to a theater, getting lost in the streets of New York and traveling with her family.

Simone Cantafio

Simone Nebbia

born in 1991, he's the sous chef of restaurant S'Apposentu in Siddi (Vs), chef Roberto Petza

Simone Padoan

 born in Verona in 1971, he's leading San Bonifacio's I Tigli since 1995: it's a pizzeria that changed our way of consuming pizza

Stefano Cipollini

Stefano Vegliani

A sports journalist for Eurosport, having reported on 16 Olympic Games (the latest, Pyeongchang 2018), he has an old passion for food. He’s been a reviewer at Identità Milano since the very first edition 

Tania Mauri

A food writer and a traveller, she was born in Torino, but now lives in Rome. She's always worked in the communication industry. She writes of wine and food "by chance" and by passion for various Italian publications

Tania Mauri e Carlo Passera

Valentina Santonastaso

Classe 1985, una laurea in Lettere e Filosofia e un master al Gambero Rosso di Napoli, ha una grande passione per le identità culturali e la memoria gastronomica mediterranea

Vincenzo Rizzi

Vladimiro Poma

classe 1984, sous-chef del ristorante Erba Brusca a Milano