On March 2010 Identità Golose writes its third chapter, Identità di Libertà, a day dedicated to signature cuisine and hosted in the Republic of San Marino. The concept of liberty is intrinsic of the history of this small state – the third smallest in Europe with only 4 thousand inhabitants - independent since 301 a.C.
«We chose the name Identità di Libertà», in the words of Paolo Marchi, «because the road of chefs who rebel against certain traditional gastronomic dogmas must also be free. And San Marino knows how to do this, as proven, for example by the Michelin starred Taverna Righi».
The first edition, at the Centro Congressi Kursaal includes a sequence of lessons by Giacomo Gallina, illustrating freeze-drying techniques, Pietro Zito and his colourful orchard, an essay on natural high cuisine by Pietro Leemann, the playful aggressions of Massimo Bottura, Giusi Foschia's edible garden, Dario Zidarich's cave-aged cheese, the avant-guard techniques of Emanuele Scarello and Rocco Princi's bread. The “side-dish”: tasty products (wines, oils, cheese…) from the producers of Monte Titanio. On top of that: the first Concorso Nazionale di Cucina, won by the young Paolo D’Angeli.
The second edition of Identità di Libertà, on May 15th 2011, follows, instead, seven gastronomic philosophies, each represented by a different person – chefs, craftsmen, pastry chefs… An occasion for comparison between San Marino and Italy, a chance to become aware and to celebrate, with no rhetoric or paralysing nostalgia, to highlight one's finest products and demonstrate that even a small territory is capable of producing quality.
Cooking event with Italian traditional food dishes