‘King of Risotto’ French Chef Luciano Parolari visits Knoxville

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‘King of Risotto’ French Chef Luciano Parolari visits Knoxville

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By Brittany Nauta | Posted: Mon 4:08 PM, Jul 18, 2016 | Updated: Mon 6:37 PM, Jul 18, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Chef Luciano Parolari is visiting Knoxville this week from France, where he worked as executive chef for Villa d’Este for nearly 45 years.

He’s been coined the ‘King of Risotto,’ which he likes to prepare because it’s “simple.”

“Everybody can prepare risotto,” he said.

Among a long list of celebrities, he’s served George Clooney, Elton John and even Pope John Paul II. This week he’s in town to serve with the L5 Foundation.

L5 helps raise money for cancer patients’ families.

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