Category Archives: Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura’s Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef makes the NYT’s 2014 Best Cookbook List

In Sunday’s New York Times, author Max Watman listed his favourite cookbooks of the year. Included in this inspirational list for both ‘actual’ and ‘aspirational’ forays into the kitchen are Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef by Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena and London’s bright … Continue reading

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A lightening fast ‘Emilia’ burger caught on camera

Earlier this month Shake Shack Covent Garden served up a super limited collaboration of 500 burgers created with chef Massimo Bottura who dropped in to the Covent Garden Shack as part of the London leg of his international book tour for “Never … Continue reading

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Farm Africa Osteria Francescana Auction

For many smallholder farmers in Africa struggling just to put food on their families’ tables, life can be a daily struggle. Christmas is especially hard for parents when all too often they have no choice but to send their children … Continue reading

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Skinny Italian Chef, Massimo Bottura, hits UK and US TV screens

The last few months have seen Chef Massimo Bottura appearing on a number of shows as part of his international book tour for Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef – his first book written in English and now translated into Italian … Continue reading

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Breaking Burger News : Massimo Bottura at Shake Shack’s grill in London …… for a day

Hot of the grill press : Shake Shack Covent Garden is proud to announce it will be dishing up a limited edition burger collaboration with Chef Massimo Bottura on Sunday 9th November. Chef Bottura, whom Mario Batali calls “the Jimi … Continue reading

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Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef

Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef is a tribute to Massimo Bottura’s 25 year career and the evolution of his three Michelin starred restaurant Osteria Francescana. Divided into four chapters, each focusing on a different period, the book is unusual in … Continue reading

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Netflix’s first docuseries to feature Chef Massimo Bottura

Netflix has ordered its first original docuseries and Spoon client Chef Massimo Bottura will be featuring in his very own episode. From acclaimed Jiro Dreams of Sushi filmmaker David Gelb, Chef’s Table features the most well-known international chefs and gives viewers the opportunity to go inside … Continue reading

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Spoon in a Nutshell

SPOON IN A NUTSHELL By Marina Hopkins After four weeks of posting on Spoon’s blog, I realise that I have not yet introduced myself.  I am “the intern”.  I hasten to add that there is an unfortunate irony to this … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Evolution

  “the most important ingredient for a contemporary chef is his mind.”  Massimo Bottura.   In 1995, Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in the medieval city centre of Modena. Today, Bottura talks about juxtaposing tradition and innovation: “…Thousands of years … Continue reading

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TODAY and TOMORROW – Chef Massimo Bottura at Taste of London

Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana, Modena will be taking to the stage at today’s Taste of London festival in Regent’s Park. After spending the day judging the ‘Best of Taste’ with Tracey McCleod, Stefan Chomka, Bill Knott, Bob Granleese & … Continue reading

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