Giorgio Locatelli on how to give a Michelin-starred twist to your Christmas feast – The Times
Giorgio Locatelli has always spent Christmas Day with his extended family. Growing up in Lombardy, northern Italy, he would help to serve lunch to customers in his grandfather’s restaurant before decamping to his uncle’s pastry shop with cousins, uncles, aunts, parents and grandparents, 20 to 30 of them in all. There, while he played hide and seek, his grandmothers and aunts would bring out dish after dish to contribute to the feast, with a roast capon, carefully selected by his grandfather for fattening earlier in the year, the star of the show.
“Eating is what an Italian Christmas is all about,” the chef, 58, says. “In England it’s about giving presents. For us, Christmas is an orgy of eating. And talking. Talking and eating, eating
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