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Commendatore Antonio Carluccio OBE 19th April 1937 to 8th November 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce Commendatore Antonio Carluccio OBE sadly passed away Wednesday morning.

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Autumn Woodland Trust Competition

Many Congratulations to Anna, Jonathan and Katie for each winning an annual couples membership to the Woodland Trust! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition last month and to the Woodland Trust for the wonderful mushroom identification guide. I hope many of you enjoyed spotting the different varieties of funghi during autumnal ramblings through … Continue reading “Autumn Woodland Trust Competition”

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All Saints and All Souls Day

Halloween has only been celebrated in Italy since the 1990’s. We Italians celebrate All Saints Day on 1st November, where traditionally all the Saints and martyrs are celebrated and All Souls Day or “Tutti i Morti” on 2nd November, which is a day dedicated to those who have passed away. Traditionally Halloween or All Hallows Eve was the beginning of the celebrations for All Saints and All Souls day.

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Types of mushroom in the UK: Woodland Trust identification guide

Fungi are a huge and fascinating kingdom with over 15000 species in the UK.

They live on land, in the water, in the air, and even in and on plants and animals. They vary widely in size and form, from the microscopically small to the largest organisms on Earth (at several square miles large)….

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Recipe Photography Competition

I always enjoy seeing your versions of my recipes come to life on social media, some of you make your dishes look even more beautiful that I do!

This Autumn I will be running a photography competition…

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Antonio on the Joys of Foraging

As August turns to September we enter prime foraging season. It is a wonderful time of year, watching the many varieties of funghi spring up from the golden leaves littered on the ground.

It was at the age of five that I discovered my passion for mushrooms. I used to spend many days roaming the Italian countryside with Papa, enjoying foraging for many different varieties of fruits and funghi of the earth…

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Celebrity chefs cook up new ideas at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017

Commendatore Antonio Carluccio OBE heads the celebrity chef line-up at this year’s Motorhome and Caravan Show, joining other names from the world of TV cooking and fine dining in the LIVE Theatre. Demonstrating their favourite dishes and ideas, chefs give their tips while cooking live from new-for-2018 products officially launching each day of the show. The UK’s largest leisure vehicle event runs from 17 to 22 October 2017 at Birmingham’s NEC…

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The Woodland Trust Summer Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the Summer Woodland Trust Competition – Martin, Fi and Joanne – I hope you enjoy your Annual Family Memberships!

Thank you to all those of you who entered the competition, I hope you learnt a little about foraging and the joys of exploring woodland areas in the summer months…

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Antonio Loves… The Mediterranean Diet

MOF MOF is my motto when it comes to cooking.  Many of you will know that it stands for Minimum of Fuss, Maximum of Flavour. The most important element of cooking to me in addition to MOF MOF is that the ingredients are fresh and of a high standard. I believe it is important to remain loyal to the ingredients and cooking traditions of my country…

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Summer loving: The Woodland Trust top plants to forage this season

Midsummer is a magical time for collecting edible wild plants. Spend warm days and light evenings foraging for ingredients to make interesting and delicious food and drinks. From fresh flowers and tender leaves to crisp seeds, here are some edible plants to forage this summer…

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The Big Feastival

This August bank holiday I will be heading to the Cotswolds to join the Big Feastival. Make sure you come and see me on the Saturday when I’ll be showing you a how to cook a couple of my favourite summer recipes, taking part in the Big Feastival’s Table Sessions and a book signing…

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Antonio Loves… Al Fresco Dining

Italians are not like the Australians, living all their time outdoors, although the weather in some parts of Italy would be very conducive to that. However, in the summer, the Italians like to be under a pergola in the shade, enjoying a convivial gathering of the entire family, with plenty of delicious and simple dishes to feast on. They take enjoyment in every taste and savour the whole afternoon. In most cases, they drink chilled red wine with water added…

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A summer celebration of food & drink at the BBC Good Food’s Feast

Set in the magnificent palace gardens of Hampton Court Palace hosts BBC Good Food’s FEAST. Enjoy and discover a great selection of delicious artisan producers, a stellar line up of cooks and chefs, fabulous entertainment, family fun and great, live music…

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BBC Good Food Show Summer

This weekend I look forward to seeing many of you at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham. I will be joined by my old friend and fellow Greedy Italian, Gennaro and we will be cooking live for you in the Supertheatre.

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The Antonio Postcard Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the Postcard Competition. As promised here are the best five suggestions of Birthday Cake, they all sound wonderful. Lesley – My dream birthday cake would be one that I haven’t made myself, or one that has been made for me as a surprise, especially for my birthday which falls just … Continue reading “The Antonio Postcard Competition”

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The Waitrose Summer Festival

From Friday, 18 to Sunday 20 August, Waitrose will be hosting their first ever Summer Festival at the Leckford Estate in Hampshire.

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Antonio Loves Whittling

When I have a spare minute or two what I enjoy most, other than cooking of course, is whittling. I have been whittling sticks since I was very young. It all started when I used to carve my initials into the sticks that I would take with me on foraging trips in the Italian countryside with Papa.

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Antonio Loves Franchi Seeds

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the most prestigious and renowned horticultural event in the world and Franchi Seeds – the world’s oldest family run seed company and largest supplier producer of local varieties produced in their home regions selling in the UK, attended this years show. Franchi Seeds are Slow Food UK approved. They … Continue reading “Antonio Loves Franchi Seeds”

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Win Tickets to the BBC Good Food Show Spring

The BBC Good Food Show have kindly offered a pair of tickets to the Spring Show in Harrogate on 6th and 7th May. I’ll be attending the show and cooking a couple of recipes from my latest book Vegetables. Win a VIP day out at the BBC Good Food Show, Harrogate HIC on Sunday 7 … Continue reading “Win Tickets to the BBC Good Food Show Spring”

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An Australia Adventure

I teamed with Chef Sean Connolly to take Adelaide in Australia on a culinary journey through traditional Italian cooking. Sean and I designed a five-course menu from my 23 cookbooks, we took over Sean’s Kitchen to create Antonio’s Kitchen! Each dish had my personal cooking philosophy of “MOF MOF” (minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour) at the heart of the recipe…

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COMO The Treasury hosts Antonio Carluccio’s cookbook launch and unveils new menu at Wildflower

This April, COMO The Treasury welcomes back Italian cookery writer, restauranteur, chef and food expert Antonio Carluccio OBE, OMRI for a weekend of culinary excellence…

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Antonio Loves…The Woodland Trust

UK and a leading voice in bringing to the attention of government, landowners and the general public, the state of the UK’s trees and woodland. Since the charity was founded in 1972, they have created thousands more hectares of new native woodland and continue to restore many hectares of precious ancient woodland. They have a supporter base of over half a million and manage over 1,000 sites all over the UK.

One of Antonio’s favourite pastimes is going on walks in the countryside and discovering wild flowers. Antonio and the Woodland Trust have created a guide to help you to discover six of the earliest spring flowers to look out for…

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Antonio Carluccio at Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2017

Melbourne’s own Little Italy will host the 25th Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, with the godfather of Italian cooking, Antonio Carluccio, at its helm. A decadent Italian feast inspired by Carluccio’s new cookbook, Vegetables, will be served at the record 600-metre-long table on Carlton’s Lygon Street. Roving entertainment will make this lunch a true alfresco celebration. Come join more than 1600 revellers along this iconic dining strip, which claims many Australian culinary firsts from espresso to pizza. Brought to life by Peter Rowland Catering and matched to Tahbilk wines…

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Book Signing with the Godfather of Italian Cooking

To celebrate the launch of his latest cookbook Vegetables, join Antonio Carluccio for an exclusive Book Signing and Q&A at Carluccio’s.

Antonio will be at:

Carluccio’s Bath

between 3pm – 5pm on Thursday 15th December

Carluccio’s Swindon

between 3pm – 5pm on Friday 16th December

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The Two Greedy Italians take a Road Trip!

Top Italian cooks Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contraldo are on a Road Trip around East Anglia.

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Antonio Carluccio’s 6 Seasons

In one of the largest bio diversity areas in the world, Carluccio learns about Australia’s indigenous history, spanning the culture, art and music of the land and, most importantly, the cuisine.

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