WHILE VISITING THE LAKE, THE MEDITERRANEAN FELL IN LOVE AND BORE THE ALPS THE GIFT OF ITS RICH FLAVOURS
For Tonino Cannavacciuolo, cooking is an expression of life which has no choice but to move on, in a continuous process of study and growth. He plays with flavours, putting ingredients from the Mediterranean sea together with typically Piedmontese ones, creating new combinations that enhance their unique flavours and arouse the curiosity of his guests.
«It is important for me to highlight local ingredients, playing with the seasons and the flavours of different raw materials as they come out over the course of the year »
Ever seeking greater innovation without however abandoning tradition and the unique quality of flavour, he tells us that a dish well may change in the course time as he allows himself to be guided by his instinct, following no prescribed rules and drawing inspiration from what he finds around him.
“First I look deep inside myself and then into my cooking; I try to take each ingredient to its essence, to enhance it and couple it with just a few other ingredients and thus convey something absolutely authentic through my cooking, through taste and creativity. A dish may be tradition revisited or something entirely new thanks to what I have felt for something particular at a given moment in time, or for a specific ingredient, it is the continuous evolution of form, taste and colour.”
His experimentation and combination of the traditions of the South with those of the North can be summed up in his well-known phrase: “While visiting the lake, the Mediterranean fell in love and bore the Alps the gift of its rich flavours”.