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Carlo Cracco

"For us, it is important to discover these authentic flavours that are so powerful and rich."

From Vicenza, Italy, Chef Cracco is at the forefront of the new generation of progressive Italian cuisine. Having honed his culinary skills in some of the best restaurants in Milan, Paris and Monte Carlo, Cracco now plies his trade in the renowned Milanese eateries Cracco and Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, with the former regularly featuring in world's best restaurant lists.

In addition to his culinary exploits, Cracco has also carved out a successful media career, featuring prominently in the Italian versions of popular cooking programmes Hell's Kitchen and Masterchef.

Since 2012, Cracco has also served as president of Mestro Martino, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the Lombardi agri-food supply chains.

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Recipes for Change: Samlor Kako (Cambodian Curry)

September 2016 - STORY
Try this recipe for samlor kako, a popular Cambodian curry dish, at home.

Recipes for Change: Lamb tagine with Moroccan truffles

May 2015 - STORY
The Highlands of Eastern Morocco, located approximately 1000-1400m above sea level, stretch over four provinces (Oujda, Taourirt, Jerada and Figuig). It is an environmentally and socioeconomically fragile area.


Recipes for Change: Ema Datshi & Millet Momos from Bhutan

December 2019 - VIDEO
In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian celebrity chef, Carlo Cracco, is in Bhutan to find out how farmers are rediscovering traditional crops that can help them mitigate the impact that climate change is having on their staple cultivations.

Chef Cracco on how jackfruit is helping rural people in Sri Lanka adapt to climate change

April 2022 - VIDEO
Carlo Cracco, one of Italy’s most famous chefs, is helping IFAD promote jackfruit as a way to adapt to climate change in rural Sri Lanka.