The restaurant is called Koks, cooks. Two Michelin stars. The chef and patron is Poul Andrias Ziska, already on the Identità stage well before the pandemic, an itinerant talent today because from Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, he first moved to Greenland for the spring and summer, the only two seasons that can be enjoyed by those not born in this immense Danish beanstalk between the polar circle and the North Pole, and then to Copenhagen, inside Tivoli. It’s almost a joke, moving from an empty territory, with less than 60,000 inhabitants, to one of the most celebrated amusement parks in the world.
Ludovico Coccioli, a 26-year-old chef from the Marche, joining the two-starred Koks in Greenland this summer
Souvenir photo for Ludovico Coccioli at Identità Gelato in Senigallia, September 2022
Northern lights in Illimanaq in Greenland
Koks, table with window
Ludovico Caccioli with Poul Andrias Ziska, a chef who, after making the Faroe Islands a gastronomic destination, is now working in Greenland, with the same goal
Still, from his Adriatic experience, Coccioli moved on to the Arctic seas: «I had been trying to join the brigade for three years. In a way, Covid helped, messing up every job.
The Koks brigade at the end of service in Greenland
Coccioli joined on the 12th of August and returned to Italy on holiday on the 9th of September. He’s now in Copenhagen: «An experience that leaves a mark, in a good way. Sun all the time, not even half an hour of half-light. It's either light or dark, six months after six months. Fifteen 15°C maximum, it's basically cold but that doesn't stop anyone who would like to work there. We were two Italians, a Turk and an Estonian, plus of course some Danes, Swedes and Norwegians. Among ourselves we spoke English.
Koks until the 15th of November at the Tivoli, the Copenhagen amusement park
Translated into English by Slawka G. Scarso
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born in Milan in March 1955, at Il Giornale for 31 years dividing himself between sports and food, since 2004 he's the creator and curator of Identità Golose.