International Day of Italian Cuisines

Costoletta alla Milanese the dish of IDIC 2016

The famous Costoletta alla Milanese, breaded milk-fed veal little rib, fried in clarified butter, will be the official dish of the 9th International Day of Italian Cuisines, which will be celebrated next 17 January 2016 in thousands of restaurants all around the world. The announcement has been made by chef Mario Caramella (InItaly Restauraunt Chef Patron Singapore e GVCI Presidente) and Rosario Scarpato, www.itchefs-gvci.com and IDIC director. For the ninth year in a row thousands of chefs and restaurateurs in more than 75 countries will prepare the Costoletta alla Milanese, according to the original recipe. The Steering Committee will have many chefs al around the world including Chef Walter Potenza, who will coordinate the communication of the event. The IDIC was born as a reaction against the systematic forgery of Italian cuisine and products. It aims at protecting the right of worldwide consumers to get authentic and quality Italian cuisine when they go to eateries labelled as “Italian”.
Among the celebratory dishes of the past editions there were Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Tiramisu, Tagliatelle al ragu bolognese, Pesto, Spaghetti with tomato sauce and eggplant parmigiana. Soon on http://idic.itchefs-gvci.com/ will be available the original recipe, the history of the dish, pictures and the list of chefs and restaurants that will put in their menu, on the 17th of January 2016, this tasty dish of the Italian culinary heritage. As usual they will be the protagonist of the event.
January 17 is a date of great symbolic importance. It’s the day of the catholic feast of Sant’Antonio Abate, one of the most popular saints of < b>Italy, the patron of domestic animals, but also of butchers and salami makers. On this day, according to tradition, the Italian Carnival begins, that period of the year during which, since unmemorable time, it’s “licet insanire,” transgressions are tolerated and good, rich food is celebrated and, along with this: cooking.

 
What IDIC stands for?

The International Day of Italian Cuisines IDIC was born as a reaction against the systematic forgery of Italian cuisine and products. It aims at protecting the right of worldwide consumers to get authentic and quality Italian cuisine when they go to eateries labeled as “Italian”. Thousands of chefs, restaurateurs and lovers of Italian Food all over the world join the annual IDIC appeal, a tradition by now, launched by itchefs-GVCI (Virtual Group of Italian Chefs), a network of over 1900 culinary professionals working in 70 countries. True Italian cuisine is part of the world’s cultural heritage; its celebration is not against creativity in the kitchen or innovation. It’s only about establishing some basic principles: when the name of a traditional Italian dish is used, that dish should be prepared in the traditional manner.

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