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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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Eataly Smeraldo, the time has come

In a few days the highly awaited store selling tasty food opens in Milan. Here’s our preview

The view from the large windows of Viviana Varese and Sandra Ciciriello’s new restaurant Alice, the gourmet flagship among the 15 themed restaurants inside Eataly Smeraldo, 5,000 sq. metres on 4 floors in Piazza XXV Aprile 10 in Milan. It will open to the public on Tuesday March 18th. The restaurants will be open from noon to 3.30 pm and from 7 to 11 pm

The view from the large windows of Viviana Varese and Sandra Ciciriello’s new restaurant Alice, the gourmet flagship among the 15 themed restaurants inside Eataly Smeraldo, 5,000 sq. metres on 4 floors in Piazza XXV Aprile 10 in Milan. It will open to the public on Tuesday March 18th. The restaurants will be open from noon to 3.30 pm and from 7 to 11 pm

Only a few days more and the awaited Milanese Eataly will open above the ashes of Teatro Smeraldo. It will happen on March 18th, and this date is not by chance since it is the first of the Five Days of Milan that freed the city from the Austrian domination. «Today, as then», Oscar Farinetti explained tonight, during a very crowded press conference, «Italy needs to rise again. And we will try to give our small contribution with 300 to 400 jobs».

On the stage, every night, live music performed by young emerging artists

On the stage, every night, live music performed by young emerging artists

«Meanwhile», the patron explains, «we’re an architectural colossus made of 5,000 square metres spread over 4 floors with 19 food areas, 2 classrooms, 10 thousand products on sale, 5 open view production areas and 2 meeting rooms. Plus two more floors, underground, which you cannot see because they are packed with goods and people who guarantee that everything on the 4 floors open to the public goes well». «Keeping only to the ground floor», Farinetti gracefully guides the many participants, disoriented by all this beauty, «you can find, right at the entrance, a rich bookshop area, a cultural heritage we wanted to acknowledge to the Smeraldo theatre, together with gigantic images of some of the greatest artist who have performed in this theatre, from Mina to Lucio Dalla, from Gaber to Jannacci to Ray Charles».

ENCIRCLED. Oscar Farinetti

ENCIRCLED. Oscar Farinetti

And then, a cascade of “signature goodies”: «There’s the corner of the Maioli brothers, restaurateurs from Cervia, the keepers of the original piadina. Alessandro Frassica’s aka ‘Ino’s panini, one of the greatest express sandwiches specialists in the world. And Lait, the ice cream created by Ugo Alciati, Gigi Terzolo and Luca Montersino: it is produced using milk from the Piedmontese mountain breed, cows that produce 4 and a half litres of milk, instead of the 50 produced by a normal cow, a great idea. And again, from Piedmont, Luca Montersino’s pastry shop, with a very low sugar content. Lavazza’s coffee – they created a special blend specifically for us - Sergio Fessia’s vegetables, Sergio Capaldo’s butcher shop selling Granda meat, Venchi’s chocolate...».

A few details before fine tuning Eataly’s 25th store around the world, the eleventh in Italy

A few details before fine tuning Eataly’s 25th store around the world, the eleventh in Italy

The few lines we have available do not allow us to fully express the entire list. However, as soon as you get on the second of the 4 floors, the one dedicated to refrigerated products, here comes the point that we, at Identità, hold dearest, there’s a radiant Sandra Ciciriello at the fresh fish stand, anticipating the equally smiling face of Viviana Varese right behind her, in the Alice’s new home, the building’s gourmet flagship. This is a true spaceship overlooking Piazza XXV Aprile, with a majestic back office in which 15 people will work to feed 50 at most. In the dining room, the dolphin tables made in solid wood stand out, and another large table at the entrance attracts the attention – it is made with millennial kauri wood from New Zealand, designed by Renzo Piano: «It is a social table», Viviana lightens up «for 12 people. A place where to enjoy the pleasure of good food, even when sitting beside strangers». As for the food being good, we can guarantee that. The same goes for the now world distributed fried fish offered by Pasquale and Gaetano Torrente, right beside, serving paper-cones filled with fried anchovies.

Of all the corners and the "small restaurants" which we could not mention, and are scattered around the four floors, we have enough space to mention one more, the most prominent. It’s the same stage from which Oscar Farinetti spoke, a semi-circular platform overlooking the inner part of the market. «Every night, a different emerging artist will play from here. They will give continuity and emphasis to the many excellent products you will be able to taste here, or to bring home». A non-stop soundtrack to the most awaited opening in this hot winter in Milan.

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