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Aurora Mazzucchelli

Aurora Mazzucchelli

In 2008 she received her first Michelin star at Ristorante Marconi, and in 2012 Aurora was named best female chef of the year by Paulo Marchi at Identita Golose, an international cooking convention. She continues to adapt, innovate and experiment with her cooking, and has travelled to Canada, Peru, Switzerland, Spain and Poland for inspiration. ‘To move forward, you have to constantly undermine the system and re-invent yourself,’ she says. ‘I always ask myself how I’m going to build a new tower on which to climb.’

Aurora’s favourite foods are simple things like ravioli and bread, and she loves the contrast between sweet and salty flavours. One of her most famous dishes is Tortello of Parmesan flavoured with lavender, butter sauce, nutmeg and almonds, while her Pineapple ravioli with ricotta, raisins, pine nuts and Sidamo coffee is a perfect example of her innovative, experimental nature.