Eater's Digest

Massimo Bottura’s Big Plans for America and Beyond

May 29, 2017, 4:00 am • 48m

Massimo Bottura is the driving force behind one of the world’s greatest destination restaurants: Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The chef/author/restaurateur spent the last two decades developing a style of Italian cuisine that points toward the future while paying respect to the past. Last year, shortly after Osteria Francescana landed at the top of the World’s 50 Best list, Bottura and his team began opening non-profit community kitchens in his native Italy, as well as Rio de Janeiro. In his chat with Upsell co-host Greg Morabito, Bottura outlines his ambitious expansion plan for these neo soup kitchens, and he reflects on the importance of education and collaboration within the culinary community.

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