Tommaso Melilli

Tommaso Melilli

Chef and Author of "I conti con l'Oste"



Tommaso Melilli is a Chef and Author born in Italy in 1990. He moved to Paris in 2009, to study literature before training and working as a chef in Parisian bistros. He is a regular food anthropology columnist for in French and in Italian for "Il venerdì", weekly supplement of La Repubblica. In 2018, he publishes "Spaghetti Wars", an essay in French about identity conflicts around food. His last book, "I conti con l'oste", is a non-fiction novel about the Italian contemporary food scene that has been published by Einaudi editore. He is currently based in Milan.

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Why we need restaurants

RITUALS // Tommaso Mellili is a Chef and Author passionate about the role commensality and the space it has acquired in shaping our society and social interactions. He reflects upon restaurants being the last space that modern loneliness hasn't conquered yet and its role as a common ritual for the present and the future of the human community.

Tommaso Melilli