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Tributes pour in for much-loved RCW author Antonio Carluccio

Commendatore Antonio Carluccio, who died on the morning of November 8th aged 80,  was an OBE, OMRI and a highly respected and loved Italian cookery writer, cook, restaurateur, food expert and television presenter. He was regarded as the Godfather of Italian cooking. Raised in the rural North West of Italy, Antonio had a rare breadth of culinary knowledge which, during a long and very successful career, he shared irrepressibly with the British public.

In 1981 Antonio opened the Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden, London before going on to co-found Carluccio's restaurant group,  which has become one of the UK’s most successful and well-known brands.

Pat White represented Antonio for over thirty years working with him on more than twenty cookery books including his bestselling final book,  Vegetables, which was published in 2016. He will be sorely missed.

(Agent for Commendatore Antonio Carluccio OBE: Pat White)

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