Creativity in the time of COVID-19: Massimo Bottura and Emilia Terragni

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Phaidon presents a conversation between Osteria Francescana’s legendary chef, Massimo Bottura, and Emilia Terragni, Publisher at Phaidon and Editor of Bottura’s books, Bread Is Gold and Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef. They discuss finding inspiration in lockdown, as well as Bottura’s Instagram Live hit series, Kitchen Quarantine, fighting waste from home, the truth about umami, and the exciting new tasting menu he’s developing.

About the speakers: 
 
Massimo Bottura is the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant that he opened in 1995 in Modena, Italy. It was ranked number one in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016 and 2018. His time as a chef has included stints working for Alain Ducasse and Ferran Adrià.
 
Emilia Terragni is the publisher of Phaidon’s architecture, design and food titles. In 2005, she launched Phaidon’s cookery titles, publishing the international best seller, The Silver Spoon, followed by monographs on the world’s most creative and talented chefs, such as Ferran Adrià, René Redzepi and Massimo Bottura.