International Day of Italian Cuisines

IDIC 2016 - snapshots of a great event in Milan

One of the most successful editions of the International Day of Italian Cuisines has been celebrated last 17 January all around the world. Some of the most prestigious chefs / food writers of Italy and chefs all around the world (in video-call) have been the protagonists of a unique event hosted in Milan (LaGare Hotel. The event has been dedicated to the memory of Sante de Santis, a great chef and a great man, who passed away two weeks ago.

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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