Girotonno: the story of the 2024 edition – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

The winning dish


Second place for Brazil by chef Jefferson Elias Ribeiro da Silva, known in Italy as chef Tom; third for Palestine, represented by chefs Shady Hasbun and Samia Sowwan.

Italy, represented by chefs Carlo Biggio from Calasetta, Emiliana Scarpa from Cagliari and Benedetto Di Lorenzo from Palermo, the special prize “Luigi Biggio”dedicated to the memory of the rais of the Carloforte tuna factory who died prematurely a short time ago.

«A balanced dish that follows the tradition of Carloforte and the tonnarotti in also using lesser-known but always precious parts of the tuna. The team made up of several chefs is also an example of collaboration between professionals that has always been – explained the president of the jury Roberto Giacobbo, in handing over the fine ceramic plate with the signatures of all the tonnarotti of the late rais – it is a characteristic and advantage of Girotonno”.

The jury of Girotonno 2024

There technical jurychaired by Roberto Giacobbojournalist, popularizer and host of Freedom, as well as myself it was made up of Giusi Battaglia, face of Giusina in Cucina on Food Network, Leonardo Felician, free lance journalist expert in food and wine, Fabrizio Imas, director of the Food and travel Italia magazine , Andrea Lo Cicero, chef and face of Gambero Rosso Channel, Fabrizio Nonis, expert gastronome known on TV as “El Beker”, Barbara Politi, TV presenter and collaborator of La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, Camilla Rocca, free lance journalist in the food and tourism, Marzia Roncacci, journalist of Tg2 Rai, Gavino Sanna, Italian advertiser now at the helm of the Mesa wineries, Serena Sartini, journalist of Askanews, Gesualdo Vercio, Vice President Programming Warner Bros. Discovery and Giuliano Greco, owner of the Tonnara di Carloforte and, for the final evening, enriched by the presence of the rear admiral Enrico PacioniCommander of the Western Navy Command of the Italian Navy.

Conducting the event – which in addition to the Tuna Competition included cooking shows, wine tasting and much more – Federico Quaranta And Valentina Caruso, Rai presenters. They were the voices of the event and its protagonists on the stage set up on Corso Battellieri who talked about the emotions of the international tuna competition, the chefs and the recipes that were the protagonists of the cooking shows.

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