The plea of ​​Mauro Colagreco, the 3-star chef of the Mirazur de Menton, in favor of “consuming higher”


Earlier than the opening of the worldwide meals honest, in Villepinte close to Paris, the three-Michelin-starred chef, Mauro Colagreco, says that “change should come from the {industry}” for more healthy practices, on our plates, and environmentally pleasant.

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The Argentinian based mostly in Menton, chef and proprietor of the perfect restaurant on this planet 2019the Mirazur, desires promote more healthy merchandise for the patron and the setting amongst producers.

On the sidelines of the preparation for SIAL, the worldwide meals honest which begins this Saturday, October 15, close to Paris, and of which he’s the sponsor this 12 months, Mauro Colagreco has delivered a easy recipe to advocate the “eat higher”. With the concentrate on agro-industry, which he notably targets in an interview with Agence France-Presse.


Its position as ambassador, each for this SIAL 2022 and for the cooks of the Côte d’Azur and properly past, relies upon above all on what is obtainable to most of the people. Latest well being scandals have additionally clearly proven that respect for public well being shouldn’t be essentially on the menu of sure societies.

“There are numerous environmental and public well being challenges to be met for the meals of tomorrow. Everybody should set an instance, however the change should come from the {industry}: it’s {industry} that has entry to most of the peoplespecifies the chef who workouts his skills to the east of the Alpes-Maritimes.

For this 46-year-old chef concerned in a dozen institutions all over the world, it is “By means of our expertise and our sharing of know-how, we will result in these modifications. There are a whole lot of producers who began implementing them a very long time in the past, which can be attention-grabbing for us to find. In return, I’m satisfied that we will make them need to reproduce what we’ve put in place at Mirazur”.

This strategy shouldn’t be new for one of many references of the Michelin Information. He had even got down to meet clients and actors of the big distribution, in Mandelieu just a few months in the past.

Mauro Colagreco clashes within the live performance of the brigades. For years, he has additionally been a gardener and an actor in his personal vegetable backyard. Cultivating his backyard gave him entry to the very best spheres of worldwide gastronomy.

“We’re fortunate to have 5 hectares of vegetable gardens, which permit us to supply our vegatables and fruits in a really quick circuit. We now have planted greater than 1,000 timber in ten years, as a result of in addition they seize a whole lot of carbon. About 60% of the merchandise we use come from the backyard, and we chorus from shopping for sure meals similar to unique fruits” explains the chef.

This love of quick circuit favorably impacts the discount of greenhouse fuel emissions. Low-carbon delicacies that promotes native economies and flavors, too.

We additionally work with an entire community of native producers, who present us with typical trumpet courgettes of the area, grapes with strawberry taste or goat cheese. We should assist farmers, make them need to proceed their commerce, and protect strategies that they’ve mastered for generations. Lastly, our institution is the primary on this planet to have obtained “plastic-free restaurant” certification (single-use, editor’s word) in 2020.”

Animal proteins and extra notably the consumption of meat stays a serious situation. Deforestation, but in addition methane and carbon, manufacturing that consumes an excessive amount of grain to feed the animals… Livestock farming is accountable for practically 20% of dangerous emissions for the planet. The rise in inhabitants and the common consumption of this commodity is an actual hazard. Particularly when you recognize that world manufacturing is properly over 300 million tons of meat. To not point out the breeding circumstances.

At SIAL, Mauro Colagreco can be a member of the jury for the competitors dedicated to innovation on our plates. He notes tendencies which are already properly established.

For me, algae are actual meals of the long run. Admittedly, they’ve been eaten in Asia for hundreds of years, however not right here, when it truly is an unbelievable supply of protein and minerals.

Mauro Colagreco, three-star Argentinian chef at Mirazur in Menton

There isn’t any scarcity of options to avoid these main issues, however it’s not in any respect refractory to the consumption of meat and fish.

I’m much less interested in meat substitutes: I favor to be fascinated about how meals is produced slightly than making an attempt to interchange it. The massive downside with breeding is not the cow itself, it is the way you elevate it. There’s additionally an excellent development: the candidates are an increasing number of within the manufacturing of the uncooked materials.”

This awakening of gastronomy professionals, or sure industrialists, can be changing into a advertising and marketing asset with the general public. “They select the merchandise way more fastidiously, take care to take natural meals, to get provides from farmers who will shield the soil, or choose seafood merchandise from sustainable fisheries, following the seasonality of the fish. We talked about it a bit earlier than, but it’s important for well being and for our planet” he concludes.

-With AFP

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