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
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
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
With a dinner cooked by Antonino Cannavacciuolo at Boscareto in Serralunga, we had today at Castello di Grinzane Cavour, near Cuneo, la XIV Asta Mondiale del Tartufo Bianco d'Alba, the Alba white truffle world auction, 11 pieces proposed between Langa and Hong Kong. They collected 274.200 euro in favour of anti-cancer research. A 305 grams truffle will be given to Bill De Blasio, the new New York prime citizen
Andoni Luis Aduriz, chef of restaurant Mugaritz in Erenteria, Bask COuntries, will launch within 2014 in San Sebastian "A restaurant of simple, funny, informal, fresh cuisine", he spoke to newspaper El Pais, "and to be reproduced elsewhere". The same way chosen by several Spanish colleagues such as Paco Roncero with Estado Puro, Quique Dacosta with Vuelve Carolina y Mercatbar, Dani García with Manzanilla and David Muñoz with StreetXo
Next Monday, at 11 am, we'll be launching at Magna Pars Suite in Milan the 7th edition of Guida ai Ristoranti d'autore d'Italia, Europa e Mondo di Identità Golose, with Paolo Marchi as a curator. Some previews: the total number of restaurant reviews is 672, distributed into 30 countries, from Italy to Thailand. More than a hundred authors, including some important chefs. Prefaces are by Oscar Farinetti and Carlo Cracco
A Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience to be held into different mountain sites around Courmayeur (Aosta) from Sunday February the 2nd to Wednesday the 5th together with Heston Blumenthal, Sat Bains and Marcus Wareing, that is 4 gourmet dinners signed by 3 of the greatest British chefs. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org e +44.(0)20.73719111
The Consulate Generale of Spain in Sao Paulo, Brazil, transformed for one week into the first El Celler De Can Roca pop-up inn ever, Girona's world number one restaurant according to the last World's 50Best rankings. It's an interesting project going on these days, opened until next 19th October. "Cuisine is a very important part of our culture", said Ricardo Martinez, Spanish consul general in Brazil. Source : Gastroactitud
Second fall dinner on Monday October 14th for Yesterday, today and tomorrow, the Great Contemporary Cuisine. Gianluca Esposito, chef of Ristorante Italia at Eataly Rome, will host Milanese colleague Davide Oldani. D’O's patron will serve Marron Glacè, fish eggs, orange flavor, and fregola together with Veal cheek, squid milk, trout caviar, licorice and raw horseradish. Esposito will finish the opera. 88 euro each, info here
Gastronomika, the international cuisine congress of the Bask countries starts today in San Sebastian. In between this edition's highlights, the ponencia of Gennaro Esposito on the "Evolution of Sorrento kitchen garden", the lectures of Heston Blumenthal and Gaston Acurio and a star dinner made by four hands, those of Quique Dacosta and Eneko Atxa, both 3 Michelin stars. They will cook tomorrow at Azurmendi, Atxa's restaurant
Michelin Guide to New York 2014 has hit the shelves. No new 3 Michelin stars restaurants, which remain 7 (Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges, Le Bernadin, Masa and Per Se) while Carbone, the second restaurant signd by Italo-Americans Rich Torrisi e Mario Carbone, already starred with Torrisi gets another star. One brand new star also for Mission Chinese Food and Lincoln
The 16th edition of the Cous Cous Fest, the International Festival of Cultural Integration in San Vito Lo Capo (Trapani), has seen the victory of Israel (awarded by the technical jury). The winning recipe, called "Harmony", was proposed by two chefs from Jerusalem, namely Boaz Cohen and Ronny Basson. They won over Ivory Coast, Egypt, Italy, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal, Tunisia and the United States. Israel also won the prize for the most original recipe
The head is "The 10 best Instagram food-profile", an interesting post published today in Italian on the website Scatti di Gusto. The editor Giulia Caligiuri quotes the most interesting profiles of the most emerging social network around: together with Jamie Oliver, Chef Rubio, Joe Bastianich, Lorenzo Cogo, Anthony Bourdain, David Leibovitz, April Bloomfield, Renè Redzepi and Penny De Los Santos there's also Identità Golose's profile
Brunello di Montalcino 2007 of Tenuta Poggio di Sotto in Montalcino, Tuscany, is the best Italian wine according to Biwa, Best Italian Wine Awards, a ranking conceived by a panel of great experts led by Luca Gardini and Andrea Grignaffini. Silver medal goes to Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Vigne 2007 of Roagna and Oreno 2010 of Tenuta Setteponti in Castiglion Fibocchi (Tuscany again), ranked third. Here is the complete 50 Best list
On Sunday September 29th, Sanremo (Imperia) will host the Meilleur Sommelier d’Europe competion, a challenge between 38 great European young sommeliers. The Italian competitor is Matteo Ghringhelli, the new sommelier of Cracco a Palazzo restaurant in Milano. Born in 1986, the boy, already clapped by Le Figaro, has already collected great experiences in France (Il Vino and Georges V in Paris) and Waterside Inn in England
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Today Luciano Tona is responsible for the courses at Alma, Scuola Internazionale di Cucina (the International School of Italian Cuisine) with headquarters in the Ducal Palace of Colorno. His official role induces him not only to embody the technical knowledge, the experience of a lifetime spent at high standards behind the stoves, the passion and understanding of raw materials, but also to make this precious heritage available to the students with renewed enthusiasm.
Born and bred helping his parents in managing La Fermata in Casatenovo, he spent the available time and money to cultivate his hobbies, some of which peculiar (over the years he's grown passionate about avicultural breeding, in particular of chickens and pigeons), that have guided him around the world and in great European restaurants such as Guerard, Troigros, Bocuse, Bras. Here he discovered the foundations of the great international cuisine, he refined his taste, elaborated his choices. This research has lead him towards the essence of simplicity, towards recipes focused on a few perfectly harmonious elements. The rough and spirited look, already portrayed in photos next to beautiful and proud roosters, one of the declared passions of the chef, only partially mirrors the soul of Luciano, sensitive and refined, highly ironical, just like he has proven over the years through his cuisine at La Fermata.
Those who have seen him during one of his lessons at Alma's have undoubtedly noticed that his “rough” appearance is matched by an unexpected lightness and delicacy in manipulating the products, by a grace and vagueness in dealing with pots and pans, in a caring and vigil relationship with fire. He's an excellent technician in the kitchen, capable of vibrating preparations, often rich in creativity, his style being inspired by his frequenting Gualtiero Marchesi and gradually modelled and oriented towards a polymorphic cuisine, a mix of instinct and technique, classicality and fusion influences, rigour and a subtle and crafty provocation.