Category Archives: Massimo Bottura

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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Osteria Francescana ranks #3 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014. Italy’s highest ranked restaurant for 6th consecutive year.

“We have grown slowly and put down deep roots. I share this acclaim with the people and producers of Modena, Emilia Romagna and Italy without whom none of this would have been possible.”   Massimo Bottura At The World’s 50 Best Restaurant … Continue reading

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Massimo Bottura wins White Guide Global Gastronomy Award 2014

Massimo Bottura wins the White Guide Global Gastronomy Award 2014 For the eighth year running, White Guide proudly presents the White Guide Global Gastronomy Award laureate. The distinction is given to a creative chef of international prominence, who is at … Continue reading

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2013- A year worth preserving

2013- A year worth preserving Last year we started working with Niklas Ekstedt, the Swedish chef-restaurateur, tv personality and award winning cookery author and his bold fine dining restaurant EKSTEDT which uses only the power of wood flame to cook … Continue reading

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Masterchef: The Professionals in Modena – BBC2 8PM Tuesday 10 December 2013

Tune in to Masterchef: The Professionals to see Massimo Bottura and his team at Osteria Francescana put the three finalists – Adam Handling, Scott Davies and Steven Edwards through extraordinary new culinary paces. The three talented young professionals visit Modena, spending two … Continue reading

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Massimo Bottura- Mushroom King!

On Monday in the Spanish city of Valladoid, chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana received the XVI Premio Amanita award for his mycology work (mushrooms and fungi). The award is the most prestigious in its field with previous recipients including Joan … Continue reading

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