Republic Day: the tricolor menu – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Republic Day: the tricolor menu


There Republic Day is important for the history of our country: it reminds us every year that with the institutional referendum of June 2, 1946 the Italians have chosen the future of Italy. An event not to be forgotten and which we can also celebrate at the table. After all, for us Italians the table means history, culture, tradition, conviviality and – above all – love. All characteristics that allowed us to send the dossier to the UNESCO building in Paris for the candidacy of Italian cuisine as an intangible heritage of humanity, in fact.

What is celebrated on June 2nd in Italy?

June 2, 1946 marks Italy’s transition from a monarchical to a republican political system. Through an institutional referendum, Italians were called to vote for or against the monarchy, after 85 years of reign of the dynasty of Savoy – of which 20 were from the fascist dictatorship, which the royals had supported. Very recently released from Second World War with all the horrors that unfortunately we know well, Italians choose to move on and place their trust in the new government. The institutional referendum called on 2 June 1946 ended with the choice to create a real one Italian republic – definitely an excellent reason to become a national holiday.

Yet, it happened that in 1977 Republic Day was suspended to save money due to the economic crisis, In short. Fortunately, the national holiday was reintroduced in 2001 by the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

The tricolor menu

Not on purpose, the Italian flag is made up of three colors which lend themselves well to culinary interpretations. Our tricolor is often translated into basil, mozzarella and tomato – the ingredients we most often find in traditional cuisine. Do we want to try together to come up with some nice, tasty and fun ideas to cheer up this Friday 2 June 2023 and celebrate Republic Day properly at the table? Here’s your next one tricolor menu in 20 recipes from appetizer to dessert.

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