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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)

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

Les recettes du changement: Tagine d'agneau aux truffes marocaines

mai 2015
Les Hauts Plateaux de l'Est marocain, situés à environ 1000-1400 m au-dessus du niveau de la mer, s'étendent sur quatre provinces (Oujda, Taourirt, Jerada et Figuig). C'est une région fragile au niveau socio-économique et environnemental.


Les recettes du changement: Ema Datshi et momos de millet du Bhoutan

décembre 2019
Dans cet épisode des Recettes du changement, le célèbre chef italien Carlo Cracco est au Bhoutan pour constater comment les agriculteurs redécouvrent les cultures traditionnelles qui peuvent les aider à atténuer l'impact des changements climatiques sur leur production.

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

avril 2022
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.