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Farinetti's dream – Italian Cuisine – Italian Cuisine


Love for imperfection, hatred for habits. The founder of Eataly tells how he made Italian food an international superstar. And he explains his "feasible" utopia to lift Italy

You agree that there is in the neighborhood Oscar Farinettibecause everyone around you is a bit at attention. It is imperceptible, however it is as if things and people resets themselves on the "efficiency" button. The effect is that of the shock wave of a stone thrown into a pond. The founder of Eataly (37 stores in the world, about 465 million euros in turnover) arrives with a quick pace, the unmistakable mustache and a smile between the amused and impatient. I wait for him sitting at a restaurant table Land, contemporary bistro with huge artisan grill, in the renovated Rome Ostiense store. Founded in 2011, this space holds the primacy of the most grateful Eataly in the world. It has just been relaunched with a 2 million euro operation and an unusual and innovative collaboration with IKEA, announced by Farinetti himself with Andrea Guerra (executive chairman of Eataly since 2015): a 700-square-meter pop-up store, with a focus on the kitchen and living area.

The complete interview on the December issue of La Cucina Italiana – Foto Giacomo Bretzel

Simple recipes for New Year's Eve – Italian Cuisine – Italian Cuisine


Some dishes can be prepared in advance, others are quick and easy to make: here is an easy menu for New Year

If you do not have much time to cook or are tired of too elaborate dishes that you have already had to "face" for the Christmas Eve dinner, choose for your New Year's menu simple and quick recipes to make.
The dish par excellence of the New Year is the zampone or cotechino with lentils: an important course that is prepared with ease.

Wine soup
Wine soup.

* You might be interested: the version of cotechino with lentils by Davide Oldani

But there are several simple dishes that will make your rich New Year's table without too much effort in the kitchen. A quick pasta with artichokes, which should not be missing on the December table, a velouté and stewed cod, both prepared the day before, some delicious, but simple appetizer. Here are our choices for a simple menu for New Year's dinner.