Let’s learn how to cook Italian from Italian cooks!

Do you want to meet the best Italian cooks? On Foodietaly.com you can read their biographies and many curiosities about the major experts of Italian cooking. In the blog, you will find the most famous recipes created by the chefs to try and imitate them and cook Italian. In this section, you will also find numerous interviews with the chefs of the best Italian restaurants in the world. But not only that: we will talk to both starred chefs and chefs who have become famous on TV or on YouTube with their original recipes. You can choose whether to read the interviews in the articles or listen to them on Foodietaly’s Anchor channel, where we publish podcasts every month.

Good Italian cooks: how to recognize them?

A common food lover can appreciate part-time family Italian chefs and learn good recipes from them. If you are a professional reader, you probably want to know a selection of names established by following precise rules such as:

  • at least two Michelin stars chefs,
  • high technique,
  • professionality,
  • creativity.

In the recent rankings of industry experts, among the best 100 chefs in the world, there are 9 from Italy. The work of Italian cooking professionals who respect these criteria of excellence also contributes to keeping the name of Italian cuisine high in the world.

The most famous Italian cooks

I have to say that often we Italians don’t know who our best chefs are by name. In fact, in most cases, we don’t know by name Italian cooks of our favorite restaurants, and most likely we know the names of Italian chefs we see on television. However, we have never experienced their cuisine in person even if they are very popular and their talent is universally recognized. Do you want to know more about them? Here are some names.

Italian cook Gualtiero Marchesi

Gualtiero Marchesi was the first Italian chef awarded with 3 Michelin stars. He is considered the beginner of modern Italian cooking style. Marchesi grew up in a family of restaurateurs and his cooking philosophy mixes tradition with innovation. In his recipes, he didn’t radically change the original dish essence. He was also very attentive to culinary aesthetics and he reintroduced a sense of theatricality in the kitchen.

Cook Italian with Massimo Bottura chef

Massimo Bottura is one of our better-known restaurateurs in the world. He formed himself with Ducasse at his Louis XV in Monte Carlo, and also in Spain and United States. He uses modern techniques and new ingredients in his recipes. He has a famous restaurant, Osteria Francescana, in Modena.

Italian cooking on TV with Carlo Cracco

Carlo Cracco became famous as one of the judges of the Italian Masterchef edition. Thanks to the popular tv contest, he is considered one of the most attractive men in the business. Beyond the popularity, he is really a culinary genius and he’s able to mix creativity with tradition in the kitchen He has an elegant restaurant in the center of Milan.

Michelin starred Italian cooks: Antonino Cannavacciuolo

Cannavacciuolo has formed mainly with Gualtiero Marchesi at the Grand Hotel Quisisana, in Capri isle. He is chef and owner of the Villa Crespi restaurant, on the Lago d’Orta.

Most Italians know him thanks to the “Cucine da Incubo” (Kitchen Nightmares) tv program.