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Watch Massimo Bottura Talk Tradition and Defining Italy

Here's a video from the Perennial Plate that features an interview with chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy (currently ranked #3 in the world). Bottura talks about how his work was originally judged to be akin to "blasphemy" because he plays with classic Italian dishes like tagliatelle with ragu. Bottura also discusses what Italy means to him: "What is Italy? For me, I identify Italy is as family, friendship, design, sense of beauty, sense of art, and the culture of food." The video also features footage of the kitchen, dining room, and several artfully plated dishes like "Think Green." Go, watch:

Video: Lunch with Massimo

· Lunch with Massimo [The Perennial Plate]
· All Massimo Bottura Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Osteria Francescana

Via Stella, 22 I-41121 Modena MO, Italy

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