International Day of Italian Cuisines

The fascinating history of a dish that is a gastronomy masterpiece

The origins of Costoletta alla Milanese are rooted in that Lombolos cum panitio, that is, breaded and fried veal cutlets, offered by the abbot of Saint Ambrose Basilica in Milan. Read more

Costoletta alla Milanese: The recipe

4 veal chops, such as bone-in rib eye
2 eggs
1 cup (125 grams) breadcrumbs
3/4 cup (6 ounces or 170 grams) clarified butter . Read more


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Why 17th January?

The International Day of italian cuisines: why 17th January?

January 17 is a date of great symbolic importance. It’s the day of the catholic feast of Sant’Antonio Abate,

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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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