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L'arte della cucina
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This is the story of the world-famous chef, Gualtiero Marchesi, who's considered to be the founder of modern Italian cuisine. Here, he tells his story together with other experts in the field and acquaintances with stories to tell. His cooking style is a mix of traditional cooking and modern technology, and he puts emphasis on the quality of the raw materials. Art and music have always been an important part of his life, and indeed, one of his aims is for every dish he puts on the table to be a work of art.

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L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 1

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The great chef, Gualtiero Marchesi, invites us to keep on dreaming, and to believe in our dreams. He takes us into his own dream, which has to do with cuisine as art. Consequently, the way in which food is presented takes on special importance.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 2

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Gualtiero's mind was working on his new cuisine, creating new dishes, but first he had to find a suitable place for a restaurant. Not an easy task!

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 3

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After lots of searching, Gualtiero Marchesi finally finds a place that could work as the restaurant of his dreams.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 4

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Marchesi recounts how he transformed some dark basement rooms in Milan into a modern style restaurant that eventually made history.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 5

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Gualtiero's friends continue telling the story of the nineteen seventies, when he finally opened his restaurant, on the via Bonvesin de la Riva in Milan. It was rough.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 6

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The sixties and seventies were magical years for Milan. Fashion design started undergoing important changes, and people started talking about food!

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 7

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Fashion designer Chiara Boni talks about Milan in the seventies. Gualtiero Marchesi talks about combining tradition with innovation in both his art and his kitchen. Gastronomer Eugenio Medagliani talks about how at the beginning, people understood very little about this "nouvelle cuisine."

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 8

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Gualtiero put some very fancy lamps in his new restaurant, but it stayed almost empty for a good while. He didn't give up, nor did he stoop to using the techniques a New York restaurant used when it opened.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 9

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Marchesi completely upsets the traditional concepts of cooking, and many think he's just too weird in his combinations and cooking times.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 10

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Although Marchesi earned his first Michelin star quite early in the game, he never lost his enthusiasm for creating new dishes, for experimenting.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 11

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Gualtiero Marchesi's restaurant was more akin to an art exhibit, than a place where you can get something to eat.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 12

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Marchesi's friends and clients talk about Milan in the 1980s and how the fashion business helped it become such a cosmopolitan city. Reference is made to Florence's "Sala Bianca," [White Hall] in the Pitti Palace, where fashion shows took place before Milan became synonymous with high fashion.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 13

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Marchesi talks about how important his travels in Europe and in Asia had been in enriching his menu, and confirming the path he was following.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 14

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Marchesi's friends provide details about their long-term relationships with the celebrated chef.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 15

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One thing that was special about Marchesi's cuisine was that rather than looking abroad for exotic ingredients, his dishes were works of art made with local, ordinary materials.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 16

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Marchesi shows us a delicious dessert made from leftover panettone. Panettone is an Italian fruitcake from the Lombardy region that is traditionally served during the Christmas season. Cinepanettoni are comic movies served up during the holidays.

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