Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef


The first major cookbook by one of the foremost ambassadors of modern Italian cuisine, Massimo Bottura



Bottura’s restaurant Osteria Francescana was ranked third in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, and has been awarded 3 Michelin stars ­ 48 never­before­published recipes charting Bottura’s evolution as a chef ­ Illustrated with photography from Stefano Graziani and Carlo Benvenuto showcasing both the finished dishes and Bottura’s fascinating range of inspirations Massimo Bottura is the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three Michelin star restaurant based in Modena, Italy.

Massimo 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. In 1986 he left a law degree to open his first restaurant and subsequently went on to develop his love of food with stages for Alain Ducasse at Louis XV in Monte Carlo and Ferran Adriá at elbulli. He opened Osteria Francescana in 1995.


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