Affable Italian chef Massimo Bottura recently opened the doors to his three Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana for an episode of CNN's new series Culinary Journeys. The restaurant is located in Modena, Italy, which Bottura notes is "home to slow food and fast cars." He explains that it's the simplest Italian dishes — like spaghetti pomodoro — that are the most "difficult thing[s] ever" to make. The chef then proceeds to wax poetic about his passion of cooking ("Cooking is something to transfer emotion") and reveals how he incorporates that daily into his restaurant — from the service to the creation of a new dish. Check out a segment of the new show, above.
Watch Chef Massimo Bottura Reveal the Dish That Challenges Him the Most
It's something "simple."