Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio Antonio Carluccio was born in Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy. His father was a stationmaster, and he moved with his father’s job when he was young and grew up in Piedmont. Living near the northwest, an area with great vegetation, as a child Antonio would hunt through the
forest for different mushrooms and fungi with his father.
Carluccio moved to Vienna at age 21 to study languages. He lived in Germany from 1962 to 1975, working as a wine merchant in Hamburg. He came to the United Kingdom in 1975 to work as a wine merchant, importing Italian wines.
Carluccio became the manager of Terence Conran’s Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden in 1981, and became its owner in 1989. British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver began his professional career at the Neal Street Restaurant under Carluccio, which closed in 2006.
Carluccio has written thirteen books on Italian cuisine and appeared on television in the BBC’s Food and Drink Programme, and in his own series Antonio Carluccio’s Italian Feasts in 1996. In 2011 his travels around Italy were filmed for the BBC series Two Greedy Italians.
Carluccio was given the national honour of Commendatore dell’ Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana by the Italian government, the equivalent to a British knighthood, in 1998 for his contribution to the Italian food industry, and in 2007 he was awarded an OBE. (Wikipedia)

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