Since 2014, the Family Recipes initiative, curated by food journalist Annamaria Tossani, has been added to the side events programme of Artigianato e Palazzo. The idea also touches on culinary craftsmanship, with the aim of enhancing and promoting the strong link of today's gastronomic culture with that of centuries-old family recipes and traditional knowledge.
The 2021 Family Recipes events will take place in collaboration with the Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Florence - the oldest academy in the sector in Tuscany. Atelier Fornasetti, producers of excellence in design and decoration, will be a partner.
Everyday in the Rose Garden at 6pm, the directors of several important Italian museums will take part and propose recipes inspired by famous works or family memories as an opportunity for reflection on the recent phenomenon of the entry of Haute Cuisine into the museums.
The preparation of the dishes will be entrusted to the teacher-chefs of the Cordon Bleue School of Culinary Arts, prepared live in the kitchen set up by Riccardo Barthel.
The audience will then be able to taste the result!
Thursday 16 September
Stefano Casciu, director of the Polo Museale della Toscana will present Apple Strudel with references to the still lifes of the Tuscan painter Bartolomeo Bimbi (Settignano 1648 - Florence 1729), a valuable source of scientific documentation on local products in Medici times.
Friday 17 September
Francesca Cappelletti, director of the Borghese Gallery
Saturday 18 September
Martina Bagnoli, director of the Estensi Galleries, will propose “The world at home: Of still lifes and oriental dishes”, a Korean recipe for Bo Ssam, inspired by two Still Lifes by Cristoforo Munari (Reggio Emilia 1667 - Pisa 1720), part of the Estense Gallery collection.
Sunday 19 September
James M. Bradburne, Director-General of the Brera Art Gallery will present his O sole mio recipe and will talk about the relationship between art and gastronomy from an entrepreneurial point of view, referring to the introduction of the catering service within the museum.