Saturday, January 9, 2010

International Day of Italian Cuisine

The International Day of Italian Cuisines will return on Sunday January 17, 2010. As in the past editions, it will be a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine, to defend it from bogus and counterfeiting. Hundreds of chefs and restaurateurs all around the world will cook simultaneously on that day Tagliatelle al Ragù alla Bolognese, according to an authentic recipe. As in the past the backbone of the global ola of Tagliatelle will be the GVCI associates in over 40 countries. But any Italian Food lover or any lover of just good food can join in . The 2010 IDIC will be launched in New York City for two days (13 and 14 January) of great events, hosted by Cesare Casella, Dean of the Italian Culinary Academy. Talented chefs from all over the world – including 3 Michelin starred Chicco Cerea and Mario Batali - will gather in the Big Apple for a Media and Industry Preview of the worldwide Sunday January 17 celebration.

When describing this recipe says Mario Caramella, president del GVIC and executive chef, “If there’s a dish that represents the worst worldwide forgery of Italian cooking, it has to be the so-called bolognaise,“It’s prepared out of the most bizarre ingredients, often with overcooked spaghetti, sold in a can; stuff that has nothing to do with genuine original tagliatelle al ragù,” adds Caramella. Here you may find more about authentic tagliatelle al ragù, its history, curiosities and recipes.

Anyone can join in the celebration on January 17th being hosted by the chefs of the GVCI (Virtual Group of Italian Cooks), a network of over a thousand professionals in Italian gastronomy who work all over the world, by just registering, or by simply preparing this delicious meal. Here is a traditional recipe for Ragu alla Bolognese from chef Mario Caramella for you to try out at home if you want to take part in the celebration. I know I'll be making this wonderful dish.. and hope my readers will too!


Karen said...

Interesting! I'm going to check out the recipe ;)

YankeeSoaper said...

Oh boy! Karen's gonna cook ;) I'll be looking for your post.