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Mori Sacco: in Masterchef Italia 13, the young chef who changes the face of cooking

It would be nice to think that haute cuisine does not look at the color of the skin. Or the gender of someone who cooks, for example. And instead the data speaks for world, that of fine dining, in which there are still very few black chefs who have participated and/or reached the highest levels, as well as women becoming fewer (although increasing). Of course, the fact is that the Michelin Guide does not have a Caribbean or African edition. But there are chefs, in Europe or in the United States, who bring the flavors of their origins, mixing them with culinary traditions and techniques. Just to give an example of the never-too-quick change we can mention Adejoké Bakare, the UK’s first black chef with a Michelin starwith his Chishuru in London.

Or – and this is one of the great cultural and culinary gifts that often Masterchef Italy knows how to do it – Mori Sacco, a chef of Malian-Senegalese origin who confidently drives his very popular car in the 14th arrondissement of Paris MoSuke, a restaurant where he mixes the flavors of West Africa and the East – his great passion – with French technique.

Born in 1992, Mori Sacco is – like Angelina Mango or Marco Mengoni, just to make further culinary comparisons – son of a generation that is growing up in talent. In 2019, he participated in the French edition of Top Chef and from there his culinary rise began. Even before that, however, Mori Sako worked at the Hôtel du Collectionneur as a commissary and then at Le Royal Monceau, together with Nobu Matsuhisa, falling in love with Japanese cuisine. In 2020, Sachko opened his own restaurant, the name of which is a statement of intent: MoSuke is actually a portmanteau of his name and Yasuke’sthe first and only African samurai in Japan.

The son of a large family (he has eight brothers and thirteen grandchildren), Maury Sacco has won over Parisians with a cuisine that is both sincere and creative, generous and refined. But above all, a representative of the new generations. “French society is evolving,” he said in an interview. «There are many young people like me who are French but have a different background and are proud of it. The taste is ready, the mentality is ready to welcome a kitchen like mine.”

Among the most distinctive dishes, arctic char oshizushi, cucumber, fennel and beurre blanc flavored with vin jaune or Breton sole with attiéké , cassava semolina fermented with natural acidity, a typical street food of Côte d’Ivoire. Dishes that tell the story of the assimilation of European culinary techniques without ever forgetting their origins. On the other hand, his Madeleine Proustian remains Tiakrya Senegalese dessert with millet and yogurt, and his favorite dish is Chicken Yassa, a typical African chicken with rice.

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With this philosophy, Maury Sacco went far, all the way to Saint Tropez, on the French Riviera, where in 2022. has been selected by Louis Vuitton to run the kitchen of his very chic restaurant at the luxurious White 1921 Hotel.

«If you’re able to bring your personality into the kitchen, you’re already halfway therebecause personality is what adds something truly unique to the kitchen’ is the advice Mori Sacco gave to Italy’s young aspiring master chefs before introducing his Beef mafe. Valuable advice that the four remaining finalists will have to learn to appreciate.

Source: VanityFair

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