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Inventing Cuisine – Nadia Santini
The ‘INVENTING CUISINE’ documentary series looks at portraits of some uncommon artists: great French chefs who keep on inventing and re-inventing today’s cuisine. Beyond their style differences, this series gives us a privileged witness and fascinating insight to their art and the unique way that each chef prepares their cuisine.
After filming portraits of French chefs –all men– Paul Lacoste turns his lens to a woman, Nadia Santini. Here, as always, Nadia has her entire family by her side: her mother-in-law, her husband, her two sons, and her daughter-in-law. This is cuisine Italian-style! This film speaks about tradition, heritage, and history, but the focus is squarely on the culinary art of Nadia Santini. Although Nadia’s cuisine is often hidden behind the traditions that she is constantly reviving, her absolute sincerity reveals an unassuming pride in her work. From her viewpoint at Dal Pescatore in the northern Italian town of Canetto sull’Oglio, Nadia observes the world around her. In her hands, these traditions, described as “knowledge” by her mother-in-law Nonna Bruna, are translated into a vision of modernity, offering a different approach to inventing cuisine.
Awards and Accreditations:
“The Number One Italian Restaurant in the World” — www.frankaboutfood.com/feature6-14.htm