Massimo Bottura at Phaidon's New York office
Massimo Bottura at Phaidon's New York office

Here’s how we celebrated Massimo Bottura’s birthday

The Skinny Italian chef tucked into cake at our Bleecker Street offices in New York last week

The brilliant Italian chef and author Massimo Bottura returned to New York last week, to speak at the sixth edition of the international chef’s forum Identita Golose, which is staged each year to showcase Italian culinary excellence.

 

Phaidon publisher Emilia Terragni and Massimo Bottura in our New York office
Phaidon publisher Emilia Terragni and Massimo Bottura in our New York office

It was Massimo’s birthday while he was in town, and we at Phaidon marked this with an intimate cake-based celebration at our Louis Sullivan-designed Bleecker Street offices.

 

A cake fit for a Skinny Italian Chef
A cake fit for a Skinny Italian Chef

Happy belated birthday, Massimo! For more on the celebrated chef's life, gastronomy and the philosophy that informs both, get a copy of his book, Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef here. Meanwhile, for a simple introduction to Italian cookery try The Italian Cookery School. Who knows you could end up like Massimo. 

 

Massimo in Phaidon's New York City offices
Massimo in Phaidon's New York City offices