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L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 17 View Series View This Episode

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Gualtiero Marchesi describes both his old and the new versions of Pollo Kiev (Chicken Kiev). Relatively simple and tasty, especially if you like butter!

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

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Being a man of culture as well as an expert chef, Gualtiero Marchesi has found himself being inspired by artists. He talks of dripping food onto a platter, much as Jackson Pollock would drip paint onto a canvas.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

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Italian cuisine in the fifties reflected both the economic prospering, and the cultural growth of a population that had also begun opening up to new horizons through the birth of tourism.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

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Various experts talk about their memories of Milan back in the fifties: Sunday morning rituals of getting pastries from the "best," bars, eating big meals twice a day, the cathedral square with its tram and neon lights, and so forth.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

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Milan, as it became an important center for gastronomy and publishing, relinquished, at the same time, part of its regional identity.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

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Marchesi talks about how much he learned from just being around great chefs who happened to be relatives, but also how much he learned from books. There are also some interesting opinions about why most great chefs are male!

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

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In Italian families, the role of women has always been one of fundamental importance. Women were able to create wonderful meals with humble ingredients, but as talented as they might have been, their place was in the home, running the family, not travelling abroad learning haute cuisine.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

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Massimo Montanari, an expert in historical food studies, discusses the role of women in the development of regional cooking.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 16 View Series View This Episode

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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.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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Artist Nanda Vigo, a friend of Gualtiero Marchesi's, tells us what it was like to be an artist back in those days, and how Marchesi was involved.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

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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 14 View Series View This Episode

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

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

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Marchesi had plenty of artist friends, and that meant late nights, while having a restaurant meant getting up at the crack of dawn to go to the market. How did he do it?

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

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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 - La Prima Identitá - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

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Giovanni Ballarini talks about what the kitchens of Italian restaurants were like in the fifties and sixties. To make sense of how he describes them, see Yabla lesson Parole Alterate - Modifying Words to Create New Ones, as well as video lesson Marika spiega: Parole alterate. Gianni Mura talks about some of the trends found on restaurant menus today.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

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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 - La Prima Identitá - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

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Gualtiero Marchesi, together with his friend Medagliani, figured out how to invent new kinds of pots and pans to make the most of his new recipes.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

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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 - La Prima Identitá - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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Gualtiero Marchesi tells us a bit about when he discovered "haute cuisine" in a famous hotel school in Switzerland.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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Gualtiero Marchesi has been described as growing up in a pot. While training under the eye of his mother, he began to specialize in tavola calda e fredda (hot and cold food service) which, usually connected with a bar, offers quality ready-to-eat dishes. La Cucina Italiana (Italian Cooking) is a periodical that's been on newsstands since 1929. Paola Ricas, who was an editor there, shares a special moment in its history.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

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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 - La Prima Identitá - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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Our chef tells how his passion for cooking was born, and what books he used as examples.

L'arte della cucina - La Prima Identitá - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Gualtiero Marchesi talks about the hotel/restaurant his parents opened in Milan. He describes what it was like back in the Fifties.

L'arte della cucina - L'Epoca delle Piccole Rivoluzioni - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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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.

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