PUNTOITALY No37 January - 2024

RECIPES ERNST KNAM Born in Germany, after many years spent in the most prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants of the world, he made it to Italy and entered Gualtiero Marchesi’s kitchen as Head Pastry chef. In 1992, he opened his famous pastry shop in Milan. His creations stand out for their elegance, for their uncommon flavour pairings and for the use of seasonal ingredients. They are often the result of influences and mixtures with the world of design, fashion, architecture and art. He has collaborated with several designers, including Lorenzo Palmeri, with whom he designed Home, a chocolate praline dedicated to Expo 2015. A familiar face on TV, he has received various international recognitions, including first place in the pastry category at Toque d’Or in Lucerne in 1988 and 1990, Best Pastry Chef in Italy in 2004 at Brussels. He was proclaimed as the Italian Chocolate Champion 2009/2010, Italian Champion of Finger Food in 2011, and World Champion at the Gelato World Cup in 2012 as captain of the Italian team and as the chocolate sculptor. 48