When the Dutch singer Rochelle, host of her TV program in England, explained how to prepare the recipe, Gino D'Acampo began to inveigh. In Italian and in Neapolitan
When it's too much, it's too much. And when a traditional recipe like that of meat sauce is so blatantly ruined, a chef worthy of being considered such can not just be silent. So Gino D'Acampo, a chef from Torre Del Greco, very famous in England, where he conducts the television program This Morning, aired on ITV and presents the typical Italian dishes, the other morning gave in escandescenze.
He was explaining to the Rochelle Dutch singer how to prepare a ragù to perfection, following the recipe handed down by the grandmother. But the artist, anticipating that he would say something that he would not like, admitted, without breaking down: «I put mushrooms and sour cream on it.
D'Acampo's eyes widened, he spread his arms and took a few steps in the studio, then stopped, looked at the singer with disdain and said: "What disgusting, what disgusting." And, with his hands in his hair, mixing Italian, Neapolitan dialect and English: «That is, you got a recipe that my grandmother made thirty years ago and go and put 'or cazz' and sour cream on it. This is what is wrong with this country .
A few hours and the video has become viral: D'Acampo, so far almost unknown in his homeland, has been acclaimed as the paladin of Italian cuisine abroad. And many social users have already asked for a space for him on national screens.
But it was not the first time that the chef defended the local tradition with a certain vehemence. In 2010, he had prepared a simple béchamel dough, when the other handler said: "If we put some ham, it would be similar to the British Carbonara. D'Acampo's reaction was memorable: "If my grandmother had wheels, it would be a bicycle! He has no fucking sense what you said. With an unmistakable accent and all Italian pride.