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Henderson, a lifetime achievement

British chef Fergus Henderson just won the Lifetime Achievement Award, ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014, taking place on the 28th of April at the London's Guildhalil. A meat maestro and founding partner of St. John, with several restaurants in London, Henderson has been awarded mainly because of the promotion of nose-to-tail cooking – the use of every part of the animal, which is now practised in many kitchens


Ninth Festival Loiseau at Belle Mare Plage

Ninth edition from 30th March, at Belle Mare Plage, a resort of Constance group on the island of Mauritius, of the Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau, ending Sunday 6th April. Six European young starred chefs and six young chefs of Constance group will cook divided into pairs, one cook from abroad one from here. In the jury, with madame Dominique Loiseau and chef Patrick Bertron, also Identità Golose with Paolo Marchi


Helena Rizzo best female chef 2014

Helena Rizzo, chef of Maní restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brazil, is the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef 2014, according to the jury of World's 50Best Restaurant. Rizzo succeeds in the award to glorious colleagues such as Nadia Santini, Bask Elena Arzak and French Anne-Sophie Pic. The paulista chef will be awarded in London on next 28th April, the day when the 50 best restaurant's list will be officially announced


Berezutskiy best Russian young chef

It's Sergej Berezutskiy from Moscow the best young chef of the year 2014 in his country. The title, awarded today at restaurant White Rabbit in Moscow by an almost entirely Italian jury, will allow the cook to take part to the S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup 2014, scheduled in Venice for next June. Sergej is the twin brother of Ivan, already a name in the panorama of young and creative Russian cuisine


Nahm at the top of Asia

Bangkok's Nahm has been voted the best restaurant according to the S.Pellegrino Asia's World's 50 Best. The restaurant by chefs Thompson and Polsuk (recently seen at Identità Milano) ensues Tokyo's Narisawa, who ranked second this year. At the 3rd place, an Indian restaurant, Gaggan, based in Bangkok. Hong Kong's Amber ranked 4th and Tokyo's Ryugin 5th. With 17 restaurants out of the 50 China is the most represented country in the list


Bonci and Cuttaia ready for Omnivore

Paris, France, March 16-18th: the next edition of Omnivore, the "100% jeune cuisine" cooking congress, is ready to start at the Maison de la Mutualité, rue Saint Victor. In between the French chefs, both promising and already successful - from Piège to Toutain; from Pierre Gagnaire to Guillame Monjuré -  the schedule will include two Italians: Pino Cuttaia from Sicily and bread-and-pizza chef Gabriele Bonci from Rome


Italy-Thailand, a dinner at Trussardi

An important dinner will take place on Sunday February the 9th at Trussardi Alla Scala in Milan: resident chef Luigi Taglienti will host colleagues Dylan Jones and Bo Songvisava of Bo.lan restaurant in Bangkok, for a special meal organized together with Identità Golose. The tasting menu will include 6 dishes at the cost of 150 euro per person. For informations and bookings, alessandrolonghin-ext@trussardi.com, +39.366,6467249 


Ice-cream: France wins, Italy second

France has just won the sixth edition of Coppa del Mondo di Gelateria, Ice-cream world cup, at Sigep in Rimini. The team's subject, led by Elie Cazaussus and composed by Christophe Bouret, Benoit Lagache, Jean Christophe Vitte and Yazid Ichemrahen was about “Leonardo Da Vinci's universe”. Italy ranked second with Stefano Biasini, Massimo Carnio, Marco Martinelli e Luca Mazzotta. Poland ranked third


Luigi Nastri heads to Paris

Starting today, Luigi Nastri, always a chef of Settembrini in Rome, is the cook chief of Gazzetta restaurant in Paris. The former chef (and founder) Petter Nillson decided it was time to go back to Stockholm where his family lives. As Scatti di Gusto states, the Roman colony in Paris is now stronger than ever: after Giovanni Passerini at Rino, now it's time for Luigi Nastri


Eater's best restaurants 2013

Pakta in Barcelona, Amass and Bror in Copenaghen, Carbone and Mission Cantina in New York, Chengdu Taste in Los Angeles, Edwins in Cleveland, Saltimporten Canteen in Malmö. Sweden, Vin Papillon in Montreal (Canada). These are just a few of many restaurants quoted into the traditional Eater's survey. The renowned food online magazine asked the opinion to several important food journalists and experts


Gvci, Salicrù chef of the year

Ivan Icra Salicrù of restaurant Ronda in Dubai was nominated chef of the year by Gvci, Gruppo virtuale di cuochi italiani, an award estabilished to celebrate non Italian chefs cooking Italian cuisine abroad. Salicrù will receive a silver plate and will be invited to take part, next January the 17th, to the International Day of Italian Cuisines. The Italian dish they celebrate this year is Spaghetti with tomato and basil


AltoGusto at Tivoli in Cortina

Dolomiti mountains are hosting AltoGusto, a gastronomic tour dedicated to cucina d'autore in the best restaurants of the area, with menu inspired by the theme "Cinema in the kitchen". On Friday December 13th, you can have dinner at Tivoli in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno) with chef Graziano Prest and Cantine Ferrari, together with an homage to actor Alberto SordiAltoGusto will proceed then with 6 more dinners


Happy birthday, Identità English

December 2nd 2012 – December 2nd 2013 – the English version of Identità Golose’s website turns one. During the past 365 days, Slawka G. Scarso’s team has translated as many as 410 articles in 28 sections, a great number of pieces to be added to the over 300 portraits of chefs and to the hundreds of recipes that have enriched the website from the start. This important project aims to increase the audience of enthusiasts far beyond the Italian borders


Casa Vicina's 10th anniversary

Tomorrow night, great dinner at Eataly Lingotto in Turin. They will celebrate the 10th year anniversary of restaurant Casa Vicina - Guido per Eataly, one Michelin star. Together with Claudio and Anna Vicina there will also be chef Peter Brunel. Dinner is 75 euro per person, wines included, 8 courses from Potato cooked in argyle together with rice stems and trout eggs to an Inusual panettone. For bookings +39.011.19506840


Bottura and the Operazione Parigi

It's called Operazione Parigi and it's a project that is "going to take Italian food culture to the gastronomic capital of the world", with lectures on excellence held at the Italian institute of culture taken by Massimo Bottura, the first promoter, together with 16 important colleagues: Uliassi, Cedroni, Esposito, Perbellini, Cuttaia, Sultano, Oldani, Romito, Alajmo, Cannavacciuolo, Cracco, Scabin, Beck, Crippa, Berton, Cerea and Niederklofer



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Refettorio Ambrosiano

In Milan, Bottura summons the greatest chefs in the world. They will cook for the poor during the Expo

Right to left, Davide Rampello and Massimo Bottura, this morning in cardinal Angelo Scola’s (fourth from the right) Archdiocese in Milan presenting the Refettorio Ambrosiano project, a permanent kitchen which in May 2015 will feed students and poor people in the theatre beside the San Martino parish church, in Greco, a neighbourhood in the suburbs of Milan. Every day, a different chef will cook: from Ferran Adrià to Renè Redzepi, from Alain Ducasse to Gualtiero Marchesi

Right to left, Davide Rampello and Massimo Bottura, this morning in cardinal Angelo Scola’s (fourth from the right) Archdiocese in Milan presenting the Refettorio Ambrosiano project, a permanent kitchen which in May 2015 will feed students and poor people in the theatre beside the San Martino parish church, in Greco, a neighbourhood in the suburbs of Milan. Every day, a different chef will cook: from Ferran Adrià to Renè Redzepi, from Alain Ducasse to Gualtiero Marchesi

Refettorio Ambrosiano is built in the old theatre connected with the parish church of San Martino, in Greco, in the suburbs of Milan. It’s a room from the Thirties, later abandoned, which will be completely renovated and redesigned by great artists, designers, artisans and architects. A space in which – during each of the 30 days in May 2015 – the greatest Italian and international chefs will cook the food left over in the pavilions of the Expo, for students at lunchtime and for the poor in the evening.

Bottura illustrates the long list of chefs who have already accepted

Bottura illustrates the long list of chefs who have already accepted

This is the beautiful event presented this morning in the headquarters of Milan’s Archdiocese. The project was created by chef Massimo Bottura and by Davide Rampello, the curator of pavilion zero and of the programme of events scheduled for Expo 2015. This idea involves Milan’s Archdiocese and Caritas Ambrosiana, the Ministry of Environment, artists such as Enzo Cucchi, Carlo Benvenuto, Maurizio Nannucci, designers such as Mario Bellini, Pierluigi Cerri, Aldo Cibic and many more. With the support of Politecnico di Milano, Alma Graduate School, Artemide, Alessi, Eataly, Kartell, Lavazza, Sanpellegrino…

Selecting the chefs was a task assigned to Bottura, the most beloved Italian chef in the world, even by his colleagues. «I began», Bottura recalled the genesis of the project, «by considering the charity-beauty pair. And the real theme behind Expo, that is to say feeding the planet. I focused on the sense of doing, of making one’s self available to others. After all, we are not rock stars but chefs who every day do nothing but feed others». In the chef’s initial idea there was Milan’s station: «I wanted a remake of "Miracle in Milan". We then decided to focus on the suburbs, a desire that is dear to the Holy Father. We found this incredible oratory in Greco: an abandoned theatre which is still alive thanks to children playing and screaming. It struck our hearts».



This was the trigger: «We will cook, teach and show that great chefs around the world are not far away from people, but very close. Many of the colleagues I contacted, accepted to come without even letting me finish to speak. Who are they? Among the international ones, Ferran and Albert Adrià, Renè Redzepi, Alex Atala, David Chang,Daniel Boulud, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Elena Arzak, Gaston Acurio, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Magnus Nilsson, Gaston Acurio, Alain Ducasse, Michel Troisgros, Virgilio Martinez. Among the Italians, Gualtiero Marchesi, Pino Cuttaia, Carlo Cracco, EnricoCrippa, Niko Romito, Davide Scabin, Andrea Berton, Mauro Uliassi, Moreno Cedroni, Davide Oldani, Nadia and Giovanni Santini, Umberto Bombana… but there will certainly be more because I’m waiting for new replies».

Charity, goodness and beauty. To get an idea, from 2008 to 2012 the number of people who asked for the food package in Milan’s shelters has increased by about a third. This while the world continues to produce 30% food more than what is actually used. «Every day, eight-hundred people in the world», cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan explained during the presentation of the Refettorio «risk starving to death. So I’d like to thank all those who try to make people sensible to this essential priority».

Gabriele Zanatta

born in Milan, 1973, freelance journalist, he's been working as a co-author and coordinator of both Identità Web and Identità Golose World restaurant guidebook for the past 7 years
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