This week we caught up with two Italian chefs on their love of their country's iconic food as well as their exciting projects.
First up was Umberto Bombana, on having fun cooking Italian food outside of Italy. Having made his name with 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA in Hong Kong, the chef admits to missing the ravioli of his hometown in Italy despite enjoying zero tax on importing ingredients direct to his restaurant.
Next up we spoke to Davide Oldani, Italian chef and mentor to the Italian Young Chef in S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016: Alessandro Salvatore Rapisarda. The 'pop' chef has got his has got his hands full as he unveils his brand new restaurant near Milan, as well as stepping up as Food & Sport Ambassador for the Italian team at the upcoming Olympics and writing a book.
In the kitchen
We discovered what resins are, from amber to zest, as well as all about natural food colourings in the kitchen, from chlorophyll to carbon, and found out all the natural ways to add colour and aroma to our dishes.
In the Blog
It was a big week for sport with Euro 2016, Wimbledon and the Tour de France all in full swing. We took the opportunity to find out where to get a good beer in Paris in advance of the final, see what a competitive cyclist actually eats and where you can get the Wimbledon buzz in London, even if you weren't on centre court.