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Alessia Zucchi is the «Woman for Made in Italy – Italian Cuisine

Alessia Zucchi is the «Woman for Made in Italy»


The managing director of the historic Cremona oil mill was awarded for the "ability to innovate and contribute significantly to the growth of the Italian economy"

The "Woman for Made in Italy", this year, is Alessia Zucchi. The CEO of the Zucchi oil mill, a historic company from Cremona, received the recognition from Teresa Bellanova, Minister of Agricultural Food Policies, who rewarded his commitment to spreading the culture of oil and excellence made in Italy. The award was given in the context of the national conference Consortia and Made In: how to convey excellence, which awards seven Italian businesswomen who have distinguished themselves for their ability to innovate and to contribute significantly to growth of the Italian economy.

«Our commitment as a company is not only to promote a correct approach to sustainability issues, but also to spread one conscious oil culture, able to enhance the excellence of our territory while respecting biodiversity and work ethics ", explained Alessia Zucchi, who has led the company for two years. "Seeing this commitment recognized is immense satisfaction, and can only be the drive for the whole Zucchi team to continue working in this direction".

For Alessia Zucchi and her company, this is it the third recognition in a few weeks: the oil mill has been selected among the ten virtuous examples of Why Italy is definitely alive and kicking, promoted by The European House – Ambrosetti, and has also joined the award-winning companies Coop for future – Together for a good expense, conferred by Coop Italia.

The oil mill was born in 1810: it was a family-run artisan business dedicated to extracting oil from seeds for food use. Over the years, the plant has become increasingly modern and the olive oil line has been introduced to complement that of seed oils. The oil mill gave birth to first disciplinary of Sustainability Certification of the entire chain of extra virgin olive oil, guaranteed by the Csqa certification body.

In this way a chain of excellence is guaranteed, traceable and based on respect for the environment, on proper economic recognition of work, on workers' rights. Over the years, the oil mill has also introduced new ones measures to limit the environmental impact of production, for example through the reduction of the carbon footprint, the construction of a cogeneration plant and a rail link for the movement of goods, and, again, the reduction of water consumption.

TEN, in Sicily, solidarity is a woman – Italian Cuisine

TEN, in Sicily, solidarity is a woman


In Sicily, TEN is back, the charity evening dedicated to women's complicity. Promoted by Giuseppe Costa, the second edition has just ended with a fundraiser that exceeded expectations

A charity evening dedicated to female complicity. The second edition of TEN, an annual event promoted by Giuseppe Costa, chef patron of the restaurant 1 Michelin star The Bavaglino of Terrasini, which this year saw the involvement of 9 starred chefs from all over Italy.

Among the tickets purchased and donations from the partners, 47 thousand euros were collected entirely donated to the association Friends Onlus who cares for people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease and their families. The causes that lead to the onset of these diseases are unknown and at the moment there is no cure that allows healing.

TEN wants to be a moment of collective meeting in order to promote and introduce this part of the Sicilian coast, a few kilometers from Palermo, through the typical products of the territory, in particular the blue fish. For the second consecutive year it was the Sea Club of Terrasini that hosted the event: set in a small bay on the Gulf of Castellammare, where one of the most beautiful sunsets in Sicily is contemplated, guests were able to taste the dishes prepared for the occasion by the chefs, each characterized by contaminations of the different regions of origin.

Next to the host, Giuseppe Costa, there were the stars: Martina Caruso of the Signum of Salina, Maria Cicorella del Pashà of Conversano, Iside De Cesare of the restaurant La Parolina in Trevinano, Giuliana Germiniasi of the Capriccio of Manerba del Garda, Rosanna Marziale of the restaurant The columns in Caserta, Maria Probst of La rossa rossa of Cerbaia, Antonella Ricci of the restaurant Al fornello – from Ricci to Ceglie Messapica, Patrizia Di Benedetto of the Bye Bye Blues restaurant in Palermo and the pastry chef Edvige Simoncelli of Idylio by Apreda in Rome.

«Thanks to the public intervened, commented Giuseppe Costa, «and the enthusiastic participation of our supporters, with their economic donations and free supplies of services, the party was unforgettable. I owe a special thanks to the chefs who came from all over Italy who immediately accepted this project with great enthusiasm. The joy and beauty of the entire team's work was felt by all the participants and this year we also managed to raise more funds than the first edition. A spur that fills us with joy and propels us already to 2020 for the next edition of TEN ”.

The Michelin Chef Woman 2019 award by Veuve Cliquot to Martina Caruso – Italian Cuisine

The Michelin Chef Woman 2019 award by Veuve Cliquot to Martina Caruso


The chef of the restaurant Primo Restaurant, Lecce: "I could not describe my concept of femininity in the kitchen in a better way than through the gaze and empathy between women and in this case with Silvia, the maitre of my restaurant. A woman's look is first of all strength, not intended as a difference between man and woman, but understood as peculiarities.I speak of mine and in my there are no screams, broken dishes, or situations of chaos.In my, sometimes, a look reproaches more than words cry out loud and sometimes consoles and directs more than a sweet word: it is empathy, it is understanding, communicating with a glance, it is simply esteem and confidence elevated to the nth degree, because where my eyes do not reach come his, those of another woman, and where I can not be there, for example in the dining room with our clients, there is his look, and there are his words, which make me present, even without Being there is femininity in the kitchen goal, a journey made of many obstacles, trials, challenges. And finally having overcome, or at least trying to overcome, the gender distinction ".

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