AMANDA FITZPATRICK (not her real name) - Chef and Food Consultant
Amanda is a successful and renowned chef originally from the USA. She had her own TV cooking show on a national TV station during the 1990s and was considered one of the most innovative chefs in her home state, where she opened a series of high-quality ‘home-cooking’ restaurants.
For several years, Amanda also served as the first female executive chef for an internationally renowned luxury hotel chain. She now owns a successful catering company and food consultancy in the USA.
Amanda reached out to Yummy Italy regarding her perplexity surrounding truffles. First, because she was never convinced about the final quality of truffle she received from suppliers in the USA and second, because she had always created truffle dishes that were “over complicated”, as she put it, partly due to the dubious quality and partly due to the lack of knowledge of the conception, growth and uses in areas where truffles grow. She wanted to see, smell, touch, clean and use and eat the freshest truffles possible, in order to create a ‘truffle benchmark’ for herself, both when receiving truffles from her supplier and in the dishes she conceives and cooks.