Antonio Carluccio is one of the UK’s most loved food personalities. He is author of 13 books on Italian cooking, a seasoned television presenter and founder of Carluccio’s Café. In 1998, Antonio was awarded the Commendatore OMRI by the President of Italy for services to Italian gastronomy, the equivalent of a British knighthood. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen. Antonio currently lives in London.