I just wanted to share the Virtual Group of Italian Chefs (GVCI) site I ran across today. According to the site, “The GVCI, Virtual Group of Italian Chefs is currently a network of over 900 Italian professionals in cuisine, mainly chefs, working in 70 countries in the world,” and one aspect of its mission is to “preserve and improve the standard of quality and authenticity of Italian gastronomy in the world.”
The GVCI stages an International Day of Italian Cuisines on January 17. The focus of this year’s IDIC is the real Tagliatelle al Ragù alla Bolognese, which chefs around the world will be cooking on Sunday.
In addition to delicious-sounding Bolognese recipes, the site also has a lot of interesting information on the history of Bolognese and “gastronomic aberrations” sold as Bolognese as well as other recipes for Italian classics, especially desserts. You have to be willing to get over the condescending tone though.