Carlo Cracco, Michelin star with his restaurant in the Galleria in Milan, held on May 17th a virtual cooking show on the preparation of one of his flagships: risotto. The masterclass was organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, in collaboration with the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Italo-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, which has decided to continue with the series of “Star Masterclasses”. Last year, the exceptional chef was Massimo Bottura, chef of the Osteria Francescana, three Michelin stars and the best restaurant in the world in 2016 and 2018.

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Chef Cracco during his masterclass

The event is part of the True Italian Taste project – promoted and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and carried out by Assocamerestero, in collaboration with the Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad -, which aims to increase knowledge and the conscious consumption of Made in Italy products on a global level, supporting the internationalization of Italian companies. Specifically, Chef Carlo Cracco talked about Italian rice production and their use in the kitchen, emphasizing the importance of using high quality 100% Italian products.

Cracco’s masterclass was very successful, registering more than 160 attendees among journalists, foodbloggers, restaurateurs and buyers. Among the welcome guests also the Ambassadors of the three countries: H.E. Diego Brasioli for Luxembourg, H.E. Giorgio Novello for the Netherlands and H.E. Francesco Genuardi for Belgium. Everyone listened with great interest to the charismatic chef in an exclusive interview in which he talked about his career and his vision of authentic cuisine, before diving into his masterclass on one of the most emblematic dishes of Italian cuisine.

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Chef Carlo Cracco during the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Lombardy Region and the Maestro Martino Association for the promotion of “Panettone” and “Polenta”

In addition to being a world-renowned chef, today Carlo Cracco is also president of the Maestro Martino Association, a non-profit association whose main objective is to promote the cuisine of the author and the excellence of our territory. For years he has been a testimonial and collaborates with IFAD, a specialized UN agency that deals with the increase of agricultural activities, putting poor rural populations in a position to achieve greater food security, improve the quality of their nutrition and strengthen their own adaptability.