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Italian Chef wins Global Gastronomy Award

While Italy is still celebrating as “The Great Beauty/ La Grande Bellezza”, a magical and at times cynical romp through a Roman dreamscape, won the best foreign language film Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday…

Massimo Bottura, Italy’s most renown chef, has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2014 White Guide Global Gastronomy Award.

Bottura, who has broken deep-rooted Italian traditions to give way to a more modern cuisine at his restaurant Osteria Francescana, was honored at the White Guide Gala in Stockholm on March 3rd.

The White Guide Global Gastronomy Award is given to international food creators who inspire others with their contemporary gastronomy. Bottura was honored this year for “continually renewing one of the world ‘s most beloved kitchen – the Italian – and adding new dimensions to the senses and mind to explore and enjoy,” according to a press release.

Previous recipients of the coveted award include Gaston Acurio,  René Redzepi,  David Chang, Ferran Adrià and the late Charlie Trotter.

Bottura’s Osteria Francescana  has three Michelin stars and ranks third on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list!!!bottura51

Here is an insight into Massimo’s fascinating world:

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