Home restaurant: encourage them or close them?
Home restaurant: encourage them or close them?

The Italian women, even if they work, they can finally monetize their experience, skills and culinary visions thanks to Yummo, writes the Guardian.

Gnammo, which now has 150 thousand users with 9 thousand events in a thousand Italian cities, is the Air B&B of food, one of the sites that helps transform your home into a pop-up restaurant where you can host complete strangers - for a fee of course - who choose a private apartment for a convivial evening alternative to the usual dinners (yes, even in socks).

Claudia Proietti, 59 (on Gnammo is Cilaria), works as an insurer during the day but when she returns to her Roman home she cooks for those who buy her dinners. Now he is preparing one inspired by the Carnival for 16 guests who will spend € 25 each.

For Gnammo patrons Benedetta Oggero is Miss Bee, one of the most disputed domestic cooks in Turin. He organizes thematic dinners that are often sold-out and confirms that the revenues, net of the expenses for the ingredients, contribute to improving his daily life. "They help me pay my bills or buy something".

After all, in Italy matriarchy in the kitchen is well known: even Massimo Bottura - the Guardian specifies - has his roots as a revolutionary chef in the days spent spying on the women of the family intent on cooking.

Even if, outside the kitchen of the house, there are few women who shine. The undisputed king of professional kitchens remains the man, and men are also the components of the kitchen brigades, especially young immigrant men.

But while Gnammo relaunches with the "Social Restaurant", the same formula only this time the dinners will take place in restaurants complete with a dedicated table and ad hoc menu, Fipe, the Italian Federation of Public Exercises, describes the "gnammers" (as they are called community members) as "tax evaders who distort the restaurant market and put health at risk, lacking controls on prepared foods".

The FIPE has loudly asked the Ministry of Economic Development to fill the legislative void that so many stomach ache causes to "traditional" restaurateurs, scrambled by countless taxes and contributions.

Apparently irreconcilable positions that do not clarify the Hamletic doubt of this situation:

what do Gnammo and the other communities dedicated to social eating represent, concrete opportunities to monetize the culinary vigor of Italian women, as the Guardian writes, or tools for tax evasion and spread viruses?

Popular by topic