Born in Rome in 1973, his career as a wine and food reporter began with a degree in Communication Sciences and the arrival at Gambero Rosso, beside founder Stefano Bonilli. He stayed there for 13 years, in various important roles including that of author and presenter at Sat Gambero Rosso Channel and, between 2007 and 2009, of director of the Ristoranti d’Italia guide (the youngest in Italy to have that role).
After years as a Slow Food Italia militant, in 2009 he arrives at Slow Food Editore with the role of editorial director. Today he's the scientific director of the food and wine area at Giunti editore, of website Piattoforte.it and, with Eugenio Signoroni, he curates the content of the Osterie d’Italia guide, which in 2020 reached its 30th edition.
On top of having a talent for management, he is also the author of many books: among all, “Cronache Golose. Vita e storie di cuochi italiani” (Slow Food editore), the first attempt at categorising the last fifty years of Italian fine dining with its historic and current protagonists (the book won the Premio Bancarella della Cucina in2012). The latest book is “Ristoranti da scoprire” (2017, Giunti), with some 90 restaurants in Italy, not just the "usual" ones, or the result of a list, but a series inspired by the frank recommendations of someone who knows what he's talking about.
Bolasco teaches also at the Università di Scienze Gastronomiche in Pollenzo, at the Master di Comunicazione d’Impresa of Siena's University and at Niko Romito's Scuola di Formazione. He's an author at La Repubblica.
This article is curated by Identità Golose, the publication that organises the international fine dining congress, publishes website www.identitagolose.com and the online Guida Identità Golose, on top of curating many other events in Italy and abroad
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