#CELEBRITYCHEF GIORGIO RAPICAVOLI & #MILKLIFE KICK-OFF #HispanicHeritageMonth in Local Miami Restaurant
I grew up watching my mother drinking cups of milk daily. She'd fill up her favorite glass with milk and leave it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Sometimes she'd let it freeze, or even dip her galleticas Marias into her COLD glass of Milk. I'd think it was weird.. Through my life I've drank my milk mostly with breakfast cereal & dip my favorite cookies or brownies. I also love adding it on foods that are best to cook with, like mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, special creamy sauces or soups. My siblings, Robert & Isabella, can go through a gallon of milk in 2 days, like if it were water. They don't really add any flavor to it (Chocolate, Strawberry, Sugar), they just drink it straight up with whatever meal, from their favorite breakfast cereal, a bowl of Spaghettis or favorite Steak! Having milk with my favorite bowl of pasta or entree isn't exactly what my stomach can handle, but to each their own...
This past Monday, September 14th, Celebrity Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli enriched his guests with several recipe demonstrations at Eating House in Miami, FL. He displayed Latino plates with quality protein, as part of his MILK LIFE Somos Fuertes Campaign for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Milk Life Somos Fuertes campaign and Strength Ambassador Giorgio Rapicavoli have come together to encourage families everywhere to add milk to those favorite Latin recipes. The Somos Fuertes program is designed to rally Hispanics across the country to start and finish their day with milk, and its 8 grams of high quality protein.
In honor of the occasion, Giorgio has prepared a series of videos with some of his favorite recipes with milk which can be found on www.FuertesconLeche.com. The recipes include some traditional Latin favorites like Arroz con Leche and Natilla, while also incorporating Pasta Bolognese and Fish Soup, all with a touch of Giorgio’s culinary creativity that his restaurant-goers enjoy so much. Rapicavoli shares his personal story of strength and describes some of his favorite childhood memories in the kitchen including his inspiration, his mom.
Giorgio’s love for cooking earned him a spot on the highly competitive show, Chopped, where he gained the financial support he needed to open his first restaurant. His pop-up restaurant instantly became a Miami favorite making it a permanent fixture in Miami’s culinary scene. He continued to achieve his dreams by expanding his culinary empire. His talent, creativeness and can-do attitude has led him to succeed at such a young age.
“I am so honored to be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month as an Ambassador of Strength. I am proud of my Latin roots which are key to a lot of my success in the kitchen. Being a part of the milk life Somos Fuertes campaign brings back beautiful childhood memories in the kitchen. Not only drinking milk to help strengthen my body, but also cooking with it as a base for my delicious dishes. I enjoy mixing exotic flavors with traditional ones, like milk,” says Giorgio Rapicavoli. “I encourage all Latinos to celebrate their heritage this month by trying one of my recipes from the Cocinando con Leche series! It’ll help keep the Latino energy going with high quality protein- and high quality deliciousness!”
About the Milk Life campaign
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation's milk companies, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The MilkPEP Board runs the milk life campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the powerful nutritional benefits of milk – with 9 essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, in each 8 ounce glass. For more information, go to www.MilkLife.com. Lowe Campbell Ewald is creative agency for the milk life campaign – from America’s milk companies. Commonground/MGS is the agency for the milk life Lo Que Nos Hace Fuertes campaign.