The Animal team and Le Grand Fooding Milan edition

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Anybody planning on spending 4th of July weekend in Milan? Bodies (and palates) needed to support the American team entered in le Grand Fooding event, which this year, celebrates street food. The organizers have invited edgy chefs from Britain, France and Italy — and, ta-dum, the Animal guys, namely Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, to participate.

Here’s the news release:

“This year we are planning something really fun, a tribute to street food, an ode to young chefs with our event “Pelle All’Arrabbiata”. Indeed the cooks will be a young generation of (tattooed!) chefs that grew up in a day to day reality, that lived the streets, whose inspiration comes from street food. For the event they will go back to their roots and explore this street food without any complexes. ‘

The protagonists this year will be:

Andreas Dahlberg and Wade Brown (Bastards, Malmö)

Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (Animal, Los Angeles)


Eugenio Roncoroni and Beniamino Nespor (Al Mercato, Milano)

James Lowe and Isaac Mchale (The Young Turks, Londra)

Jerome Bigot (Les Grés)

Matteo Torretta (Al V Piano/ Visconti Street Food, Milano)

Galdina della Seta (Galdina Pasticceria, Milano)

‘The special place chosen for the occasion will be embellished by Street Food Mobile with their Api Classic Piaggio readapted as kitchens “on the move”. '

‘At 20:00 pm, doors will open to all our followers who will have the chance to taste the chefs creations, enjoy the kitchen and the “street-like” atmosphere, while DJs Nicola Guiducci, Barbarella and Alex Carrara will spin their music loved by all the Milanese.’

Excuse me, but is that corn tattoo across Jon Shook’s clavicle for real?

Tickets cost 30€, online at


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