march ulisse magazine

food: davide oldani

Each month, the king of pop cuisine presents a typical Italian recipe.

Davide Oldani, the inventor of pop cuisine - high quality and accessibility - opened his restaurant, the D’O, in his hometown of Cornaredo, in the province of Milan, in 2003. A year later, he was numbered among the great chefs of Italian cuisine by the most authoritative food guidebooks. Before opening D’O, he worked alongside Gualtiero Marchesi, Albert Roux, Alain Ducasse and Pierre Hermé. In December of 2008, he was awarded the Ambrogino d’Oro from the Municipality of Milan. In November of 2013, he was invited to Harvard to recount his entrepreneurial experience. The university’s economists described his approach and work organisation as being applicable to various categories beyond catering


cinema: keanu reeves


Keanu Reeves stars in 47 Ronin, the newest action-fantasy by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift) now showing in Italian theaters. It’s an ideal film to watch during an intercontinental flight: full of action, spectacular scenes, with an epic storyline of universal significance. You’ll hardly notice that you’re flying above the clouds for hours and hours. We asked Keanu to tell us about his experience and his urge to fight a duel with Katana swords, with just a little inconvenience…

This month the interview to the Hollywood star.  


The surest bet for the high-flying woman

Speaking of female pilots, our thoughts turn to the many women who have contributed to the development of aviation. Some of you, after reading “I was Amelia Earhart” by Jane Mendelsohn or watching the movie “Amelia” starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere, will have admired the courage and spirit of adventure of one of the greatest aviators in history. Even in Italy, we had women who helped make the history of aviation. The list is long and, for the sake of brevity, I’ll single out just three. The first is Rosina Ferrario who got her license as an “aviatrix” in 1912 at the civil aviation school run by engineer Giovanni Caproni. Her license was the absolute first in Italy and the eighth in the world. Then, during a time of rapid technological development, a major contribution was made by the Marchioness Carina Massone Neurone who set the world altitude record by reaching the incredible height of 12,043 meters in 1935 aboard a Caproni CA 113 biplane. In more recent times, we should not forget Fiorenza De Bernardi who was considered a forerunner in the profession, so much so that a scholarship has been named after her. 

The entire story by the captain Roberto Germano.

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