Among the highly successful events created around the exhibition is “Family Recipes”, coordinated by food writer Annamaria Tossani.
It is an idea that also involves the culinary arts with the goal of highlighting and promoting the close link between contemporary food culture and that of old family recipes and traditional wisdom.
It involves daily encounters dedicated to Italy’s food culture.
As the guests talk, famous chefs offer their versions of a number of “old” recipes from a contemporary standpoint, preparing them in front of an ever-larger and curious audience.
“Family Recipes” is a “satellite” event of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO that was created in 2014 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the exhibition, and the coming edition is being held for the fifth time.
A daily appointment at 6pm in the Giardinetto delle Rose (rose garden) for FAMILY RECIPES, presented by journalist Annamaria Tossani and developed in cooperation with Richard Ginori, Riccardo Barthel and Desinare. This event combines contemporary food culture with the traditional flavours and recipes of the past, offering live show cooking and tastings to the public on the porcelain plates exclusively designed for the event.
On the subject of the fund-raising campaign “MEMORIES OF RUSSIA IN FLORENCE” – promoted by ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO for this 25th edition – the chefs and cooks of Desinare, in the kitchen fitted out by Riccardo Barthel, will prepare traditional Russian recipes suggested by international personalities.
Each day ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO will offer its guests tastings of Russian dishes, narrated by: Liudmila Musatova, producer and food-stylist, who will speak of the memories evoked by her apple tart; the artist Galia Shabanova, descendent of an important Muscovite family, will describe her pirojki; Gleb Smirnov, internationally famous art historian, will tell anecdotes about smetana and salmon blinies; and Anne Worontzoff-Weliaminoff, linguist and lay representative of the Russian Orthodox Church of Florence, will talk about potatoes with herbs.
Drusilla Foer, actress and singer, Michela Starita, Desinare chef
Luca Calvani, actor, Enrica della Martira, Desinare chef
Annie Féolde, chef, Arturo Dori, Desinare chef
Serra Yilmaz, actress, Cristian Giorni, Desinare chef
Edoardo Agresti, photographer and Cristian Giorni, Desinare chef
Simona Giordano, flower designer and Maria Valiani, Desinare chef
Eva Desiderio, journalist and Cristian Giorni, Desinare chef
“Ricette di Famiglia” with the winners of the contest “Una torta per sognare” Ginevra Nistri, Desinare chef
Opere/Works (Cinquesensi Editore) of Gualtiero Marchesi with Giorgiana Corsini
Gli Aristopiatti (Guido Tommasi Editore) of Lydia Capasso and Giovanna Esposito with Orçun Malkoclar
111 ricette italiane che devi saper cucinare (Emons Editore) of Luisanna Messeri with Zefiro Ciuffoletti
Taste archaeology. Campagna di scavi gastronomici nelle ricette della nostra storia (Pacini Editore) of Licia Montagnani with Luciano Zazzeri
Ricette di Famiglia. La storia di una Famiglia nobile emiliana raccontata attraverso la cucina (In Magazine) from Mariavittoria Andrini with Caterina Piccolomini del Mandolo
My Kitchen in Tuscany (Rizzoli) from Aurora Baccheschi Berti with Rossella Rossi and Costantino della Gherardesca
Bugie e verità in cucina (Giunti) from Beppe Bigazzi with Emanuela Notarbartolo di Sciara
Cuochi si diventa. Le mille ricette di Allan Bay (Universale Economica Feltrinelli) from Allan Bay with Sara Guadagnoli
La mia Sicilia in cucina from Fabrizia Lanza with Marco Stabile
Essenze di Felicità from Antonella Martinelli with Alessandro Circiello
Sapori Di Versi from Livia Aymonino with Cristiano Tomei
Fornelli d’Italia from Stefania Barzini with Beatrice Segon