Massimiliano Alajmo of le Calandre from Padova to NYC

Chef Massimiliano Alajmo (my hero!) gave a demonstration at the Italian Cooking Academy. Although Massimiliano’s English is perfect, at his side Marisa Huff, his American assistant who lives in Padova, was a perfect translator and interpreter of Massimiliano’s world/words. Massimilano is such a great chef, it would have been nice if more of his peers…

If You Are Anywhere in Italy, Le Calandre Is Worth a Detour!!!

Le Calandre is the best restaurant I have ever eaten in. No question about it. It was a few days ago, and I still can’t get it off my mind. SPECTACULAR. And I am not exaggerating. I was literally moved, in particular, by the clarity of the ingredients and the purity of the tastes in…