Another lively week is lined up for the guests at The Cooking Show, the TV program which involves Italian and International chefs meeting to exchange dishes, recipes, culture and cooking anecdotes, while also reflecting on Expo Milano 2015’s theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The show is shot every day in the RAI studios inside the Expo Center, featuring the two chefs of the day, a special guest, and Lisa Casali, the expert on sustainable cookery who creates a new dish using the ingredients left over after the making of the chef’s dishes … demonstrating how care for the Planet and sustainability can be seen as concrete concepts to be applied in everyday life.
Great chefs and great guests
The Cooking Show is getting more and more popular: thanks to its chefs and their creative dishes, which combine tastiness, lightness and care for the planet. The coming week will begin on Monday August 17 with the young chef Christian Milone, who will launch his ‘cooking challenge’ to chef Rodrigo Fernandez from Uruguay, a “meat specialist”. With them, the entomologist Gianumberto Accinelli, who will talk about how insects may become the food of the future and become normal ingredients in everyday dishes.
On August 18 the protagonists will be the chefs Matteo Maenza and Giovanna Walendziak, accompanied by Roberto Morgantini from Bologna, who for years has been committed to helping immigrants and people in difficulty.
On Wednesday August 19, Canadian-born but Italian by adoption, chef Fabrizio Nonis will challenge Spyros Theodoridis, first winner of the Masterchef Italia TV show. Space will also be devoted to images and anecdotes from the writer Caterina Stiffoni, wife of photographer Berengo Gardin and author of the book Storie in Cucina (Kitchen Stories).
Thursday will feature chef Franco Favaretto, the “baccalà specialist”, who will be cooking with Alice Delcourt, a French chef “adopted” by Milan. The haute cuisine week will conclude with the creations of Roberto Okabe, a chef born in São Paulo, Brazil, from Japanese parents, and with Franco Aliberti’s “Zero Waste” cooking. Guest of this episode, in conversation with Lisa Casali, will be Eleonora Cozzella, journalist and curator of the Food&Wine website of Espresso magazine.
How to participate in The Cooking Show
If you want to take part in The Cooking Show as a member of its studio audience, register at the Infopoint in front of the Expo Center, from Monday to Saturday up until 14:30, and on Sunday up until 11:00. The live show takes place every day inside the RAI studio in the Expo Center, close to Pavilion Zero, on Monday to Saturday from 15:30 to 16:30 and from 12 noon to 13:00 on Sundays.