Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef by Massimo Bottura


Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef, is a tribute to three-michelin star restaurant, Osteria Francescana based in Modena, and the twenty-five year career of its chef, Massimo Bottura, 'the Jimi Hendrix of Italian chefs'.

Osteria Francescana opened in 1995 and is Italy’s most celebrated restaurant. At Osteria Francescana, chef Massimo Bottura takes inspiration from contemporary art to create highly innovative dishes that play with Italian culinary traditions. It’s an approach that has won him three Michelin stars and the number one place on the World's 50 Best Restaurant list.

Divided into four chapters, each one dealing with a different period, the book features 50 recipes and accompanying texts explaining Bottura’s inspiration, ingredients and techniques.

Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef is Bottura's first book; the leading figure in modern Italian gastronomy.

Bottura grew up in Modena and developed an interest in cooking from a young age after watching his mother, grandmother and aunt in the kitchen preparing family meals.

Written by Massimo Bottura.