MODENA Every day, over the past days, Massimo Bottura has given Instagram viewers a glimpse of his family life in Modena as he prepared his family meals every evening at 8pm.
It was his daughter’s idea two days into the lockdown in Italy to create a show that has been called Kitchen Quarantine. It shows how her family are dealing with the lockdown.
Alexa is filming the show and also asking questions to her father in the Q&A that follows after the episodes.
Massimo Bottura is chef of one of the most famous restaurants in the world, Osteria Francescana in Modena.
The show is a mix of Italian and English. When asked why he communicates in English he said he wants to be able to communicate with the rest of the world because the coronavirus is something that is impacting the global community.
The chef is always reminding viewers to wash their hands and also to stay at home.
The evening show is not a masterclass but rather a glimpse of his family’s life as they deal with the lockdown that is slowly impacting not just Italy but also other parts of Europe.
Every evening at 8pm (Central and Eastern European Time), viewers are able to connect with Massimo Bottura and his family on his Instagram page which has over a million followers and also ask questions.
Bottura is the chef of the three Michelin star Osteria Francescana. He also operates Franceschetta 58, Gucci Osteria as well as Casa Luigi, a small boutique hotel in Modena. He and his wife are also founders of Food for Soul, a foundation that aims to feed the world’s poor by opening soup kitchens around the world.
On March 9, Massimo Bottura announced that he would be closing his restaurants as a precautionary measure for his team and his clients. This was later followed by a government decision to lockdown activity to avoid the further spread of the coronavirus.