30-05-2015 | 04:00 PM
Today’s event is with Simone Salvini, born in Florence in 1969 and a vegetarian for over 20 years. He was the head chef at Pietro Leemann’s Joia in Milan, but arrived there after an unusual journey: he studied Literature and Philosophy in Florence and completed a PhD in Psychology. Meanwhile, he also nourished his passion for cooking. He worked in Ireland – also in the field of vegetarian cooking – and then went to India to study Ayurveda cooking. In 2005, upon arriving at Joia, he worked as a teacher in some catering schools in Milan, then in the courses run by Associazione Vegetariani Italiana and Alma. In 2011 he became the executive chef at Organic Academy, and as of the following year he also guides the kitchen at Ops!, serving Mediterranean vegetarian cuisine in Rome.
Fine dining at Expo 2015 goes under the brand of Identità Golose thanks to Identità Expo, the event – created in collaboration with S. Pellegrino – which for six months will summon great Italian and international chefs to Milan for a unique, extremely elegant temporary restaurant. There will also be lessons, cooking shows, meetings, demonstrations... All this animating a rich programme of events (soon online), the result of the organisational effort and prestige of Identità Golose.