The Telegraph has published a lovely piece by Massimo Bottura for its weekly Soul Food series. Bottura is known as Italy's best chef. His restaurant Osteria Francescana boasts three Michelin stars and ranks fifth on the prestigious S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list.
Known for reinterpreting Italian classics, Bottura recalled an endearing childhood memory of helping his mother make tortellini, a stuffed pasta traditionally made in the region of Emilia-Romagna where he was raised.
As the youngest of five boys, the chef always felt joy in the kitchen and started helping out when he was just six years old. ''You had to get up early - at 6:30am - to start on the the broth. Then we made the pasta and filled it with ham, parmesan, veal, pork and a bit of mortadella,'' he worte.
Osteria Francescana is a top contender for the 2013 World's 50 Best Restaurants awards, which are sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Will Bottura's restaurant take the top slot? Watch the awards live on FDL on April 29th.
WATCH: Massimo Bottura Explain ''His World''
Via The Telegraph