Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura

Chef, Italy


Massimo Bottura at MAD Sydney: Tomorrow’s Meal

Massimo Bottura is the chef behind Osteria Francescana, a three-star-Michelin restaurant in the Medieval city of Modena, Italy. At Francescana, which Bottura opened in 1995, the chef celebrates local producers and cooking traditions from what he characterizes as a “critical and not nostalgic point of view.”

In this talk at MAD SYD, Bottura talks about how “cooking is a call to act”. Recounting his journey towards opening the soup kitchen Refettorio Ambrosiano in Milano, he ultimately reveals the thought behind launching Food for Soul, a non-profit organization meant to offer support and guidance to similar projects worldwide.

Bottura is also the author of Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef (Phaidon, 2014).

Picture credit: Prudence Upton

 

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