Massimo Bottura's Pope Francis-Approved Refectory, and Recipe to Turn Stale Bread Into Gold

Jun 03, 2015 1232

Italy's most progressive exhibition of sustainable cooking commences this Thursday, when the Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura throws open the doors of Refettorio Ambrosiano, the once-derelict theater repurposed to educate and feed the refugees and working poor who reside far across town from the multinational pavilions welcoming culinary tourists to this summer's Expo Milano 2015.

The contemporary refectory in the heart of the city's under-resourced Greco neighborhood will host a coterie of Bottura's most charitable colleagues, beginning with Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm and former Chez Panise chef Seen Lippert, eager to make a feast of the exposition's transported food waste for those most in need by performing culinary alchemy twice daily in a glass-enclosed stage.

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