Milan showcases its fifth Food Festival

MILAN-- Milano Food Week is far more than what you may expect.

It is not a week in fact; it lasted nine days (from the 17th to the 25th of May) and it is not only a food affair. Milano Food Week is an international event involving food agencies presenting new products, event organizers, cooks, famous chefs and up-and-coming young cooks, bloggers, journalists, and of course, the wide range of food lovers.

This year, for its fifth edition, the Milano Food Week involved more than 150 events all around the city, with an incredible variety and the provision of non-stop entertainment for the most devoted food addict. The fair is modeled on another famous Milanese event: the Fuorisalone, linked to the international fair Salone del Mobile.

The best way to enjoy the Week is by taking part in the Milano Food Lovers: this is a big community created by Food Tank, the promoting group of the event. Everyone has the opportunity enroll in the community for free directly from the event website. The benefits? Members are able to get discounts on the price of some events, as well as have the opportunity to take part in a number of dedicated courses and to the exclusive food and wine tastings. Advantages and special promotions are available for the community members not only for the Food Week, but also for the whole year.

In keeping with last year’s tradition, this year the event started on the Food Revolution Day, the international day celebrating the culture of healthy eating, promoted by the well-known English chef Jamie Olivier. And for the following days, Milan has been full of events broaching many different themes: from art, to culinary education, from pastry making workshops to musical dinners.

Here you can find a short list of some of our highlights of the event, day by day.

Monday 20th:

Rossopomodoro loves Bloggers

Food bloggers and pizza makers join together to make an aperiPizza.

Show cooking? For Stickhouse it is Show Freezing!

Handmade ice-creams and sorbets are prepared in front of you.

Tuesday 21th:

I love Pasta!

Discovering the Italian handmade pasta from North to South of the country.

Honest Tasting: hand-made beer

Beer tasting combined with chef-prepared plates.

Wednesday 22th:

Honest tasting: coffee

Discovering coffee and its benefits through a tasting session.

Unforgettable plates: 4 sauces for pasta

The chef Simone Salvetti presents four different sauces he has created.

Thursday 23th:

The culatello art

The artist Fausto Bozzi shows how art and tasting can be incredibly combined.

Milano from the topside

An amazing view of the city at Torre Branca in Parco Sempione while tasting the famous “Borghettino”.

Friday 24th:

Vegetarian Show Cooking

The chef Cristiano Bonolo together with the team of shows how to make a number of easy vegetarian recipes.

Cake Design Italian Festival

Discovering the world of cake design at the third edition of the festival in the prestigious Sheraton Hotel Malpensa.

Saturday 25th:

Bistraw raw food course

Learning to prepare raw foods with the chef Laura Cuccato and Michele Maino.

Soup and cake in a garden

Cooking performance followed by a supper in a wonderful garden.