Paul Bertolli

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Paul Bertolli
Culinary career

Paul Bertolli is a chef, writer, and artisan food producer in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Until mid-2005, he was the executive chef of the Oliveto restaurant in Oakland, California.[1] He rose to prominence in the gourmet food world at Chez Panisse in nearby Berkeley, California, eventually becoming executive chef and co-authoring Chez Panisse Cooking with restaurant founder Alice Waters. He is most known for producing handcrafted ingredients like balsamic vinegar and salumi (cured-pork products such as salami and prosciutto). He opened a food supplier, Fra' Mani Handcrafted Salumi, in March 2006 ('Fra Mani' is derived from the Italian for 'between or among hands'; and conveys the message 'from our hands to yours'). In 2003 he also authored "Cooking by Hand"[2]


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