Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef is a tribute to Massimo Bottura’s twenty-five year career and the evolution of Osteria Francescana, Italy's most celebrated restaurant boasting three Michelin stars. Bottura is inspired by contemporary art to create innovative dishes that play with Italian culinary traditions. The book features 50 recipes and accompanying texts explaining Bottura’s inspiration, ingredients and techniques throughout his career.
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.
Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef is Massimo Bottura's first book and a fascinating insight into his restaurant Osteria Francescana. The book is packed with playful, inspired recipes such as Tortellini Walking on Broth and Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart!