Antonio Carluccio

The late, charismatic and much loved Antonio Carluccio could not easily be pigeon-holed. Not a chef, yet so much more than a cook; not a businessman by his own admission, yet he was the originator of the highly successful Carluccio's brand.

His passion for good, simple and flavoursome cooking, not to mention a great love of mushrooms, has inspired countless millions who have seen his television series and read his books on Italian food and life.

In this interview he talked about his earliest memories of food and shares anecdotes of his family and childhood in war-time Italy as well as the birth of Carluccio's. And by the way, there are even some English dishes he loves!

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