cucina d'autore

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by Stella679, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Stella679 New Member

    English - England

    Cosa vuol dire 'cucina d'autore'? L'ho trovato sul sito internet di "identita` golose (congresso italiano di cucina d'autore)".

  2. merse0 Senior Member

    Italy - Italian
    High quality food prepared by famous renowned cooks.
    Usually very expensive :(
  3. anglomania1

    anglomania1 Senior Member

    Piacenza, Italy
    UK English
    Hi there,
    I'd like to reopen this thread as I don't think it was really fully looked into last time.
    I am translating an article about the different restaurant guides in Italy, how many restaurants are featured in each guide and the ratings and symbols they use.
    The sentence:
    Sono in tutto 51, uno in più del 2014,con punteggi che vanno da 95 a 85 centesimi. A questi si aggiungono le oltre 200 insegne della “Cucina d’autore”, che rappresentano il fiore all’occhiello della cucina italiana.
    Could it be something like:
    There are also 200 restaurants marked "famous chef/celebrity chef"??
    Thanks for any suggestions,
  4. TimLA

    TimLA Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    English - US

    We've had many discussions about the phrase 'd'autore' added to some word 'X'.
    Many of the solutions are very different, and often confusing to me.

    But based on THIS thread, yours seems like a reasonable solution.

    One way to confirm this would be to find a restaurant with that adjective, and see if the chef is famous.:)
  5. anglomania1

    anglomania1 Senior Member

    Piacenza, Italy
    UK English
    Thanks Tim - I missed that thread for some reason!!:)
    I had forgotten that "signature" is often suggested, though it doesn't work for "chef" - it such a confusing word!
    I looked up a famous restaurant and chef ...

    So maybe it could work. The only problem is that "celebrity chef" is one who works on TV too - that's why he/she is famous.
    So maybe I'd better go for "famous chef" which is simpler;).

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