THE MAESTRO
A GREAT CHEF IS
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ALLA SPINA, AMIS, OSTERIA, VETRI, PIZZERIA VETRI
Marc Vetri

Celebrated both for his humanitarian efforts and his expertly crafted, classically inspired, rustic Italian cuisine, Chef Marc Vetri helped put Philadelphia’s burgeoning food scene securely on the map.

With five accomplished restaurants, two cookbooks and a growing charitable foundation that bears his name, Marc dedicates his time and talents to nourishing the appetites of diners and the intellectual development of Philadelphia youth. In addition to bringing gourmet, sit-down lunches to city schools, The Vetri Foundation’s mission is to help children understand the connection between healthy eating and healthy living.

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Meet the maestro

"Once everybody reaches a certain level in their work, I think that it’s their responsibility to give back. It’s our duty as human beings."

 

Marc's required reading

Le Ricette Regionali Italiane by Frederic Bau “It’s the book you find in every home in Italy. There are no more precise recipes anywhere, and it also teaches you so much about Italian tradition."

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Source of inspiration

“If you start with a great ingredient, half of the cooking is already done. It’s collaborative. All of us cooks talk. Someone has an idea, someone adds to it, and before you know it forms into a dish. From there, it’s just trial and error. It’s all about research."

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Marc's recommendations
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Classic Schwarz
Cook's knife
The all-rounder in the kitchen: the most important piece of basic equipment for every hobby and professional chef, the Cook’s Knife is suitable for most tasks in the kitchen, for the widest variety of cutting and gripping techniques, it makes food prepping a pleasure.
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Fillet knife
For use on fish, meat and fruit: while Boning Knives or Cleavers are more suitable for coarser tasks, especially for meat, the Filleting Knife, with its flexible blade, is particularly suitable for wafer-thin filleting. Precision cutting of meat, loosening the fish fillet from the skin or peeling fruit – these are the Fish Filleting Knife's special talents.
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Paring knife 9 cm / 4"
Small, versatile knife with slim blade and plain edge: this Vegetable / Larding Knife is made for cutting onions and herbs and is also useful for chopping, cleaning and decorating fruits and vegetables. With its sharp, pointed blade, this Vegetable Knife also works well as a larding knife.
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Cook's knife 23 cm / 9"
The all-rounder: for mincing, chopping or cutting meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. This Cook’s Knife is an active participant in many kitchen tasks, makes food prepping pleasurable and is part of every professional and hobby cook’s basic equipment.The half bolster, the junction between handle and blade, reduces the weight of the knife, making it easier to handle. It also allows the entire blade to be sharpened more easily.
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Santoku
What a cook's knife is for European kitchens, the Santoku is for Japan and the whole of Asia: so versatile in shape, weight and edge that it can be used for mincing and chopping herbs, vegetables and fruit as well as for preparing fish and meat. The sharp blade of a Santoku allows anything from regular to wafer-thin cuts - it is therefore now indispensable in kitchens all around the world.
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Santoku
What a cook's knife is for European kitchens, the Santoku is for Japan and the whole of Asia: so versatile in shape, weight and edge that it can be used for mincing and chopping herbs, vegetables and fruit as well as for preparing fish and meat. The sharp blade of a Santoku allows anything from regular to wafer-thin cuts - it is therefore now indispensable in kitchens all around the world.
Classic Schwarz
Paring knife
Small, versatile knife with slim blade and plain edge: this Vegetable / Larding Knife is made for cutting onions and herbs and is also useful for chopping, cleaning and decorating fruits and vegetables. With its sharp, pointed blade, this Vegetable Knife also works well as a larding knife.
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Marc meets a WÜSTHOF superfan

On a recent trip to Boulder, Colorado, Marc stopped into The Peppercorn, a specialty food and kitchen store, to do some shopping. Not only did they have a wide selection of WÜSTHOF knives but the young man behind the counter was an up-and-coming chef and knife aficionado. He also happened to have a WÜSTHOF tattoo! It turns out this is Aaron Kirshner, who, at a young age, has already spent time in the kitchens of Eleven Madison Park, Le Bernadin and Moto. He even hosts his own weekly pop-up dinners in Boulder. This is one young man who truly wears his heart on his sleeve (or arm, if you will).

Marc's passion for italian food

Starting his fine-dining restaurant Vetri didn't stop Marc from continuingly showing his love for pasta, pizza and other italian specialities. In the last few years he established places like Osteria, Amis, Alla Spina, Pizzeria Vetri and Lo Spiedo which all became well-known places in the restauran scene.

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