He seems on Korean TV exhibits and creates YouTube content material to advertise Hansik, conventional Korean meals.
Italian Michelin-starred chef Fabrizio Ferrari is a passionate advocate of Hansik (conventional Korean meals). He is without doubt one of the main cooks in Italy who earned a Michelin star for his restaurant Al Porticciolo 84 in Lake Como, Italy.
He appeared in varied food-related TV exhibits, extensively generally known as both “Italy Fabri” or “Fabri Chef,” and continued to broaden his vary as a chef who promotes hansik.
He first discovered about Korean delicacies by means of Park Song Gu, his then Korean sous chef, who was really useful as a result of Park wished to achieve expertise working in Italy. Ferrari then organized his employment paperwork to allow Park to work with him in Italy.
Ferrari was impressed with Park’s dedication, ardour, and work ethic. Through him, Ferrari acquired to know extra in regards to the Korean group in Italy and the outlets promoting Korean components, and collectively, they created micro fusion dishes as a part of his restaurant’s choices. After six months, they acquired a Korean trainee, and Ferrari acquired extra deeply entrenched in Korean tradition and way of life.
Now 43, he needs to share what he has discovered with others and believes it will likely be solely a matter of time earlier than individuals will even favor Korean delicacies.
Ranging from the wealthy historical past to the distinctive strategies of fermentation, together with ‘Jang’ (a variety of sauces or pastes made out of fermented soybeans), Korean meals tradition is filled with surprises for foreigners, together with abroad cooks. Hansik is prepared for world invasion.
In 2016, Ferrari went to South Korea for the primary time to be part of a KBS culinary present referred to as Global Taste of Korea Contest. His ardour for Korean meals and tradition grew additional after assembly meals researcher Lee Young Sook and superstar chef Paik Jong Won on the meals program Hansik Battle in 2018.
Ferrari stated Chef Paik allowed him to achieve a deeper understanding of Korean meals and its historical past by showing in a lot of his tv exhibits which embody SBS‘s Back Street (2018-2021), KBS’s Paik Jong Won Class (2021), and tvN’s The Backpacker Chef (2022), amongst others.
Aside from these tv appearances, Ferrari continues his dedication to Korean Food advocacy by means of educating on the Sejong Culinary Institute of Asia, working as a YouTube content material creator on the Itali Fabri channel, and serving as a decide at varied meals competitions, such because the Kimchi Master Chef Competition.
Ferrari by no means imagined dwelling the life he lives at current. The chef felt that his life in South Korea was meant to be. He additionally thought of it an honor to share his love for Korean meals tradition along with his house nation Italy and different nations.
I’m not lacking the each day lifetime of a chef, spending 18 hours a day within the kitchen. But I miss working with meals and doing food-related companies. Instead of making ready dishes for the few… I wish to attain extra individuals in Korea and supply scrumptious meals.
— Fabrizio Ferrari
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