Focus is the Editorial by President Paolo Petroni published in the magazine Civiltà della Tavola
Restaurants that sell ‘hot air’
Leaving aside chef Nicola Dinato’s self-effacing humour, minuscule portions of the ubiquitous trendy ingredients are frequently sold for exorbitant prices.
UNESCO and ‘labels’ to safeguard typical cuisine
Much marketing and little substance.
The Mediterranean diet is dangerous
The UN wants to tax olive oil and cheese, including buffalo mozzarella.
Italy’s great chefs deserve praise
Yet the Academy supports extraordinary but unsponsored culinary talents disregarded by the media.
The Academy rewards the Ambassadors of Taste in homage to the founder Orio Vergani
President Petroni: “Our associations share the goals of enhancing and safeguarding Italian cuisine”.
On the eve of the Delegates’ Assembly
A strong, revitalised Academy fit for the challenges of the ‘new gastronomy’.
The Academy must be ready for the challenges of the third millennium
Born in the ‘Short Twentieth Century’, it must remain aware of today’s and tomorrow’s issues, using new tools and criteria.
Gualtiero Marchesi and Paul Bocuse are gone
Yet their principles and many valiant pupils remain.
Orio Vergani: man, journalist, Academician
The mark he left is still strong in today’s Academy.
Flawed perceptions and opportunities lying in wait.
New equipment and unusual ingredients often form the basis of success for many renowned chefs.
The Academy must be responsive to current issues
We must address the challenges facing cuisine today without indulging in excessive retrospective analysis.