Antonio Carluccio is one of the food world’s most famous Italian faces. He has traversed Italy from tip to toe and written 13 books on Italian cooking, including the beautiful Antonio Carluccio’s Italia. Most recently, we’ve seen him back on TV, with the irrepressible Gennaro Contaldo of Jamie’s Kitchen, as one of Two Greedy Italians. Antonio ran Neal Street Restaurant in London for 26 years and was founder of the Italian food chain Carluccio’s Cafe. He has been awarded the title of Commendatore by the President of Italy for services to Italian gastronomy, as well as an Order of the British Empire (OBE). His autobiography, A Recipe for Life, is due out in October.