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10-04-2014

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

30-03-2014

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

25-03-2014

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

12-03-2014

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

24-02-2014

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

15-02-2014

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

31-01-2014

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 

20-01-2014

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

03-01-2014

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

28-12-2013

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

16-12-2013

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

12-12-2013

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

02-12-2013

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

27-11-2013

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

19-11-2013

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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24-04-2014

A craveable square, 7 days a week

Firenze has once again its Mercato Centrale. Renovations were completed in record time, less than 5 months

Ieri a Firenze, vernice notturna per il Mercato Centrale a San Lorenzo e il suo nuovo primo piano, tutto botteghe, bontà e passione a 360° perché non manca, visto dove si trova, uno spazio dedicato alla Fiorentina e ai campioni del calcio viola. Questa foto è stata però scattata prima, il giorno 16 aprile quando la piazza è stata aperta, in via speciale, alla stampa perché potesse farsi un'idea dal vivo di un progetto bello e goloso, che da oggi è aperto al pubblico sette giorni su sette, dalle 10 del mattino a mezzanotte. I lavori, iniziati il 5 dicembre scorso, sono durati meno di cinque mesi, un record per l'Italia, e sono stati curati dallo studio Archea sotto la guida dell’architetto Marco Casamonti
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Ieri a Firenze, vernice notturna per il Mercato Centrale a San Lorenzo e il suo nuovo primo piano, tutto botteghe, bontà e passione a 360° perché non manca, visto dove si trova, uno spazio dedicato alla Fiorentina e ai campioni del calcio viola. Questa foto è stata però scattata prima, il giorno 16 aprile quando la piazza è stata aperta, in via speciale, alla stampa perché potesse farsi un'idea dal vivo di un progetto bello e goloso, che da oggi è aperto al pubblico sette giorni su sette, dalle 10 del mattino a mezzanotte. I lavori, iniziati il 5 dicembre scorso, sono durati meno di cinque mesi, un record per l'Italia, e sono stati curati dallo studio Archea sotto la guida dell’architetto Marco Casamonti


Any comparison that comes to mind could only do honour to the person who, in the early Seventies of the 19th century designed the Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo, in Florence, together with that of Sant’Ambrogio. Some see something of London in it, in light of Crystal Palace or Covent Garden, or of Paris, with the Grand and Petit Palais. Even architect Giuseppe Mengoni, the one to design Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, was inspired by another Parisian site, the Halles.

No matter what the roots of this building made in iron, glass and cast iron may be, the structure being so tall that even when standing on the first floor, one feels truly tiny because the ceiling is some 20 metres above – the total height is 30 m. -, lots has been said in the last few weeks because it was reopened to the public in grand style. It once only included the ground floor, where all sorts of groceries were sold, then in the heart of the 20th century a new floor was added, which was fully used for a long time but then gradually lost all its shops, due to the competition of supermarkets, first, and shopping centres, later. When he was Florence’s mayor, Matteo Renzi closed the top floor, just like this winter, one of the first decision before moving onto guiding our country, he removed the horrendous stands selling clothing, leather goods and other products around Basilica di San Lorenzo, making it free to be enjoyed in all its beauty by every citizen and tourist.

As for Mercato Centrale, it reopened last night, at six, a long first night and as of today, it will be open every day, from 10 am to midnight, seven days a week. This with regards to the top floor, as the activities on the ground floor start at 7 and close at 2 pm (except for the Sunday rest). These two floors, however, follow two different concepts. Below, one can do a generic grocery shopping, while on top, one can find rich people, as a pissed off guy I came across during renovations told me. Rich or poor, regardless of all possible rhetoric, the most authentic difference is another: below, you can buy your groceries (though you can also have something to eat), while above you (mostly) eat, though it is also possible to buy some goods. And everyone supports Fiorentina FC, seeing it has its own dedicated space.

This is all thanks to two different enterprises, one which belongs to Umberto Montano, who also owns restaurant Alle Murate in Via del Proconsolo 16r, tel. +39.055.240618, and the other to the Cardini family, from Prato who, after leaving the textile industry, some twenty years ago, are now at the helm of Elite Club Vacanze, a leader in Italy’s camping and hostel sector. Umberto Montano and Carlo Cardini invested 5 million euros in a 1,130 sq. m. square on which are overlooking mostly shops, twelve of them, as well as a restaurant, a pizzeria, a wine bar and a beer shop, a cooking school and a bank, seating 500 people (and employing a total of 170).

And since we’re in Italy, a country that has many reasons to be proud and even more to be ashamed, just think of bureaucracy and the politics that have made it even stronger, one thing stands out: renovations began on December 5th, and the opening day was on April 23rd. Less than five months. It’s incredible: we’re not talking of 1999 or 2006, but 2013! Archea is the firm that designed and renovated it, under the guidance of architect Marco Casamonti. The story of the past, flowing under the bridges, and excellent deliciacies.

Paolo Marchi
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