About the Book
About the book.
The book is divided into 11 different parts; the five main ones contain recipes, where Chef Gianfranco fuses Italian culinary creativity with the beauty of foreign lands. Some of the countries whose culinary traditions are fused into this book are: Japan, England, France, Poland, Korea, Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Africa, Ghana, and Spain, to name just a few.
Why fuse something so untouchable as Italian cuisine with that of other cultures?
Chef Gianfranco says in his own words, “In my culinary journeys through six continents I noticed the similarities in family values, passion for things, and the everyday shared situations in and out of the kitchen and at mealtimes, between these other lands and my native Italy. I later realized that most basic elements like eggs, flour, tomatoes, herbs; meats, fish and more are just the same staples as for the basic Italian cuisine.
These facts drove me to understand that Italian culinary heritage is indeed the result of 3000 years of cultural exchange and fusions in eating habits due to invasions of Italy and those made from the Roman Empire to the rest of the world. Therefore it is impossible to believe that any contemporary culinary culture is 100% pure and untouched. We all are the result of fusions”
The purpose of the book:
The purpose of this book is initially to offer a tribute to the ebb and flow of culinary influences between Italy and the rest of the world. An additional purpose is to present the new classics of Italian cuisine, as Chef Gianfranco has noticed how Italian food has enjoyed a great deal of popularity throughout the years, but recently has stagnated.
Other countries like Belgium, Holland, England and Spain, this last one with the Molecular trend, all have undergone a quest for renovation and innovation, while Italy and France, the two culinary colossi of Europe, have been sitting on their glorious past without reinventing their cuisine.
Features & Details
- Category Cooking
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Publish Date Sep 07, 2014
- Language English
- Tags , #cooking #fusioncuisine #michelinstarredchefs #italiancooking
Find very important and relevant information of chef Gianfranco Chiarini @ the following links: * Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gianfranco_Chiarini * Web site: http://www.executivechefgianfrancochiarini.com * Fan Club: https://www.facebook.com/Gianfranco.Chiarini?ref=s * CNN Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zacnb_4oY0A