Massimo Bottura is considered to be the greatest living Italian chef. He runs Osteria Francescana in Modena, in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, which is currently ranked #3 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards list.
His brilliant new cookbook, Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef (out through Phaidon) covers 20 years of his iconic dishes, which include items such as Tortellini Walking On Broth, Memory of a Mortadella Sandwich, A Potato Waiting To Become A Truffle, Oops I Dropped The Lemon Tart and Snails In The Vineyard.
In this podcast, he talks about everything from the Australians who tried to kill him, what inspires his work, and also the ‘craziest’ thing he’s ever done in the name of food.
You can listen to this episode on iTunes or download it via RSS or directly. And mega thanks to everyone who has kindly spread the word about this podcast or left a rating or comment in the iTunes store – it makes the late-night editing battles worth it!
Portrait by Paolo Terzi Fotografo