Born: 19th April 1937 in Vietri sul Mare - South West coast of Italy.
Commendatore Antonio Carluccio is an OBE, OMRI and a much loved and respected Italian cookery writer, cook, restaurateur and food expert. He was raised in the rural North West of Italy; this gave Antonio a rare and privileged breadth of culinary knowledge. It was here, in Piedmont, at the age of seven that Antonio started his life-long past-time of hunting and
collecting mushrooms and fungi with his father.
People from all over the world value Antonio and his expertise of Italian cuisine. He has as many fresh new ideas as he did 50 years ago, has recently published his 23rd book Vegetables. Many know him as the authority on mushrooms and the ‘Icon of Italian Cooking’. Antonio was awarded an OBE in 2007 and the national honour of ‘Commendatore OMRI’, the Italian equivalent of a British knighthood in 1998.