“There are three taboos in Italy: don’t mess with the Pope; don’t mess with the national football team, and don’t mess with your grandmother’s recipes.” – Chef Massimo Bottura
“Brunswick Stew is what happens when small mammals carrying ears of corn fall into barbeque pits.”– Roy Blount Jr.
“Prosciutto di Parma is a simple product. It’s nothing but pork, sea salt, air, and time!” – Giovanni Bianchi
“And there was a mountain of grated Parmigiano cheese, on which people were making nothing but maccheroni and raviolis.” – Giovanni Boccaccio, Decamerone, 1351
“You are arrived!”
“Passion, sensitivity, humility and seriousness might be considered the winning formula to get good results at least in the kitchen.” – Chef Luca Marchini
“Everything I have ever eaten here, from the simple gnocco fritto topped with the most fragrant of lardo, handmade tortelloni with sage and butter, green tagliatelle al porcini and perhaps the most decadent of all, crispy slices of Zampone with savory zabaglione.”- Chef Mario Batali
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti