After winning accolades and tantalizing palettes at culinary festivals in some very exotic locales like the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, at Kuala Lumpur and Lima, Peru, Italian chef Gianfranco Angelillo recently came knocking at Delhi’s doorstep.
Standing literally above the crowd at 6’2, the chef was in town as a part the European Art of Taste program, which aims to promote European cuisine in the city. And as he went about with a live cooking demonstration in the city, he also helped bust the myth that Italian food is loaded with calories. “The calories come from the added ingredients and sauces. Otherwise, Italian cooking is perhaps one of the healthiest cuisines in the world,” says Angelillo.
Desi Italian cooked in the city’s kitchens is undeniably centred on cheesy pastas and meaty pizzas. So, can this desi Italian be healthy too? “Yes! It’s just a matter of the right ingredients, Angelillo informs.