A nicely-identified Sicilian chef arrested with drugs at his household justified their presence by saying he was searching for “new flavours” for modern cuisine, Italian media have reported.
They also stated they discovered cannabis-flavoured wine, olives, coffee and tuna.
The 50-year-old chef, who has been released pending trial, told police he was an “agro-meals consultant for third millennium cuisine”.
Chiaramonte also stated he was “researching new flavours”.
Popular on his native island, the chef was identified for his cuisine at the Katane Palace Hotel restaurant in Catania. He then created his name as a host on an Italian culinary Television show.
He has held shows all more than Italy on “the history of create and the tradition of Sicilian agriculture”, the regional each day La Sicilia stated on Saturday. A single of his shows is referred to as Immoral Recipes and Aphrodisiac Foods, the newspaper stated.