Paolo Petroni, President of Italian Academy of Cuisine
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His official duties coexist and blend with his three foremost Academic passions: monitoring restaurants, publishing, and defending Italian cuisine abroad.
He conceived the Good Traditional Table Guides and supervises the constantly updated online Restaurant Guide (website and app).
He is Editorial Director of the Food Culture Library series and of the magazine Civiltà della Tavola (Culture at the Table), whose graphics and contents were substantially revamped under his direction. He coordinated and oversaw the drafting of the nationwide cookbooks La Cucina del Bel Paese (La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy) and La tradizione a tavola – 3000 ricette dei paesi d'Italia (Traditions of the Table – 3,000 Recipes from the Regions of Italy).
He also cultivates transnational prestige. Intense collaboration with Italian diplomatic posts and other representatives abroad has aimed at a unified mission: defending Italian cuisine internationally by involving Delegations and Legations, which have invariably participated in all editions of International Italian Food Week, promoted by the Italian Foreign Ministry with the Academy as an official partner.