Lara Gilmore launches Tortellante pasta lab with Massimo Bottura to empower special needs teens

As she opens Tortellante, a pasta project and shop in Modena with her husband and Osteria Francescana co-owner Massimo Bottura, Lara Gilmore talks about the power to transform a community by stepping out of the comfort zone. She spoke in San Francisco at #50BestTalks: Voices for Change, presented by Miele.

If asked what he would transport to a desert island, according to his wife, Massimo Bottura would take tortellini, the handmade egg pasta typical of Bologna and Modena that is filled with prosciutto, mortadella and parmiggiano cheese. More than just a comforting food, tortellini is a tradition that brings together a community, and one that sparked a new project that began three years ago and now takes on a new form with the opening of Tortellante.

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