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Vanity Fair Special: the Venice Film Festival – Italian Cuisine

"Vanity Fair" celebrates the 77th Venice International Film Festival with a special issue entirely dedicated to the rebirth of the city that hosts it, an exclusive dinner, three events in streaming and with a series of daily interviews with the characters present in the lagoon that can be followed by all readers on the magazine's social profiles

Love letter to Venice: this is the title of the issue of “Vanity Fair” – already newsstands since Wednesday 2 September, the opening day of the Festival – entirely dedicated to the rebirth of the city of the lagoon. A new beginning marked by Cinema Exhibition, the first major international event organized after the pandemic.
On the cover one of the most popular actresses of Italian cinema, Anna Foglietta, who as godmother will lead the opening and closing evening of the Festival and who writes a love letter to Venice for "Vanity Fair".

"Bent from the high water of November and even more brought to its knees by Covid-19, in our opinion this city has a lot to say about the future of Italy. First of all for its ability to revive after each rehearsal: it is no coincidence that it was here that it was decided to hold the first real cultural event, the new Mostra di Arte Cinematografica, an event conceived on the sly, but destined to become a symbol of resistance Explains the director of“ Vanity Fair ”Simone Marchetti. "In Venice, then, many stories of patronage, craftsmanship, social and intelligent use of social media, rethinking tourism and returning to traditions with an investment in new technologies are making us reflect: we will tell you in this issue as if they were a love letter to a city that can become the beacon of many necessary changes .

In the pages of the issue some representatives of the institutions talk about the rebirth of the city: from the mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro to the president of the Venice Biennale Roberto Cicutto, up to the artistic director of the Venice International Film Festival Alberto Barbera, who tells how the he need to bring people back to cinemas led to the decision not to cancel the Festival, which this year includes many women. To these voices are added those of young Venetians, who in the lockdown phase have imagined a new future for the city, and those of some artisans representing the excellence of the city. The protagonists of the issue are also the characters expected in the Lagoon such as the actress Ludivine Sagnier, member of the jury; Pietro Castellitto making his directorial debut with a film in the “Horizons” section and the directors Elisa Fuksas and Susanna Nicchiarelli.

Vanity Fair Special: the Venice Film Festival
Vanity Fair Special: the Venice Film Festival.

To celebrate this special issue, Thursday 3 September "Vanity Fair" organizes the exclusive dinner Venice ReanaissanceCelebrating Italian Future together with Tendercapital Productions, a film production company belonging to the Tendercapital Group which is in competition at the Venice International Film Festival with Our father. A film by Claudio Noce with Pierfrancesco Favino, Barbara Ronchi, Mattia Garaci, Francesco Gheghi and the friendly participation of Antonio Gerardi and Francesco Colella. The film tells a true story and is set in Rome in 1976. Valerio (Mattia Garaci) is ten years old when he witnesses the attack on his father Alfonso (Pierfrancesco Favino) by a terrorist commando. And it is precisely in that dark period that Valerio meets Christian (Francesco Gheghi). A friendship that will change their lives forever.
The director of the weekly Simone Marchetti and the president of Tendercapital Moreno Zani will welcome the highly selected guests in the spaces of the Antichi Granai of the Hotel Cipriani.

"Vanity Fair" also on this occasion confirms itself as a real stage to tell the stories of the protagonists of the cinema and does so together with Campari, main sponsor of the Festival for the third consecutive year, which in this edition will present a series of appointments with the goal of stimulating dialogue between the experience of already established talents and the innovative vision of the youngest. To celebrate the young talents of this fascinating world, Juju Di Domenico, Rocco Fasano and Riccardo Mandolini will be the protagonists of three digital “Vanity Fair Stage”: the format created to personally involve the artists who populate the pages of the newspaper every week. The appointments, hosted in the Campari space at the Biennale Terrace, will be held on 9 September at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00 respectively. To watch the streaming, simply log on to vanitystage.vanityfair.it.
Furthermore, the editorial staff of “Vanity Fair” will meet every day some of the most important actors present in the Lagoon who will talk about their most intimate Venice, the one they are most connected to. A series of interviews in which they will tell not only about the city from their point of view, but also about their emotions linked to the Film Festival. It will be possible to follow #VeneziaConfidential through the social profiles of “Vanity Fair”.

Milan Coffee Festival, great success for the second edition – Italian Cuisine

The Milan Coffee Festival 2019: this is what happened this year, waiting for the next edition

The second edition of the Milan Coffee Festival al Superstudio Più in via Tortona it closed with large numbers: 5,701 visitors, of which 3,460 were consumed and 2,241 operators in the sector. With more than 40 exhibitors, the edition was confirmed as a success, including coffee tastings and coffee mixology demonstrations, but also milk art shows with Italian and world champions. There were also conferences and debates at the Lab, as well as aperitifs with music, pizza and coffee cocktails.

The winners of the Roast Masters race

The innovative contest, organized in partnership with Faema, saw 22 emerging roasters struggling with roasting is mixing of coffee, in front of an international jury of industry experts.

After the tests, commented in real time by Francesco Sanapo (owner of Ditta Artigianale, roaster, award-winning bartender and barista trainer) and Antonia Trucillo (Marketing & Academy Manager at Cesare Trucillo Spa), first place was awarded by the French of Belleville Brulerie. In second place Kalve Coffee, while to the third the Italians of Peacocks Coffee Roasters, an independent micro-roastery of Lissone. The winners of Roast Masters won a trip to Peru, the country of origin of the green coffee used during the tests of the first discipline and offered by Falcon Coffees.

The Crush The Rush competition

Another tender, organized in partnership with La Marzocco, involved teams of baristas from all over Europe in making coffee-based drinks. The Spanish team from Hola Coffee.

The appointment with the third edition of the Milan Coffee Festival is already set from 21 to 23 November 2020.

Far da Mangiare 2019: a festival and an exhibition – Italian Cuisine


The panorama of festivals dedicated to the world of food is wide and varied. From those in the spotlight, with glam and glossy guests to the most "veracious", from the province. Also to Sesto San Giovanni, on the outskirts of Milan, an event dedicated to culinary art finds space To eat. 2019 cooking festival. Sixth edition in the program Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, at the Spazio Mil, in a very suggestive area, that of the industrial archaeological park of the former Breda factory. The festival takes place not coincidentally with the Italian Cuisine Week in the world, which aims to spread the culture of food from different points of view, from preparation to tasting and from raw material to processing tools.

The theme
The theme of the event is conviviality, an aspect common to all the cultures of the world in every age and in every place. Food has always been perceived as a moment of meeting and sharing. Each country with its customs and typicality contributes to creating a good dialogue between different cultures.

The program
179471A two-day program is planned with a all free activities, with a focus on exotic atmospheres and sui perfumes from Asia and South America.

On the calendar there are cooking workshops such as Hosomaki for everyone by Lilli Geri, manager of the courses at Gambero Rosso and Boscolo, or The semolina this unknown, which sees the participation of the “Giallo Zafferano” blogger Elisabetta La Cerra, there is no lack of tastings, meetings with producers and cooking shows with recipes that pass from East to West.

For lunch and dinner, visitors will be able to explore international foods from different regions of Italy in an area dedicated to street food. MEAL space, where to choose the proposals of the various food trucks.

Food and design
During Sunday, throughout the day, the food design workshop Food is culture held by designers Marika Aakesson and Francesco Subioli, addressed to sixteen Product and Communication Design students selected from those who sent their candidature to info@spaziomil.org. The young aspiring designers are called to explore the tastes, forms and rituals of eating between Italy and China, and to propose effective solutions for the usability of food in specific contexts and situations.

For children
There is also a space dedicated to children, with workshops that, through play, manipulation and discovery, bring children closer to smells and flavors from all over the world and to the importance of a healthy and varied diet, including biscuits and tasty snacks.

The exhibition: Twelve stories about food
179450Starting from Thursday 21 November, the festival is anticipated by the exhibition Twelve stories about food. From Horse to Cart. Cards from the Rapisarda collection, edited by Andrea Tomasetig. On display is a selection of vintage papers and documents from the vast collection of Milanese scholar Michele Rapisarda, which tell twelve curious stories about Italian food from 1865 to the present day.

Interesting covers of various illustrated magazines, from the historic "Domenica del Corriere" designed by Achille Beltrame and Walter Molino, to the current artist magazine "Toiletpaper" created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, as well as advertising pages with graphics signed by Leonetto Cappiello, Antonio Rubino, Benito Jacovitti. To these are added postcards, calendars, receipts for meals at the tavern, gadgets and leaflets.

The documents on display range from the period in which the rich Lombard bourgeoisie went to eat out of doors in a carriage, also providing for the coachman's and horse's meal, to arrive at the emergence of supermarkets and shopping carts.

179456Visitors will find the lunch of Ferragosto of 1904 under the spiers of the Duomo of Milan and the Neapolitan urchins "mangiamaccheroni" always from the early twentieth century.

The advertisements of the 1930s such as that of the ultra-modern Algidus fridge and the innovative Caffè Cirio vacuum-packed, before arriving at the advent of television in 1954 and the television success of Carosello, to conclude with a tribute to the great Gualtiero Marchesi.

On display are visible both the original materials and their enlarged reproduction on the wall, accompanied by short texts to deepen their historical and social context and those who wish can take advantage of guided tours with the collector and the curator.

The info on the festival and the exhibition are at this link.

Mariacristina Coppeto
November 2019


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