The industry of quality Italian Cuisine around the world has lost a great friend, Dorothy Cann Hamilton, the founder and Director of the International Culinary Centre of New York. She died in a car accident last week . Dorothy was of great support to the cause of promoting quality and authentic Italian Cuisine in the world. In almost ten years of collaboration between itchefs-GCVCI her International Culinary Center we brought dozens of great chefs to New York and hosted unforgettable educational events. The Italian Studies of the Center, headed by chef Cesare Casella, in all these years, particularly on the IDIC – International Day of Italian Cuisines, 17 January – was the symbolic home of all the chefs of Italian Cuisine cooking around the world. In the picture, the 2010 edition of IDIC with Lidia Bastianich, Sirio Maccioni, Mario Caramella, Paolo Monti e Cesare Casella.