Saturday, May 28, 2011

Antonio Carluccio's 6 favorite books

Antonio Carluccio became the manager of Terence Conran's Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden in 1981, and became its owner in 1989. (Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef, got his professional start under Carluccio at the restaurant, which is now closed.)

Carluccio has written over a dozen books on Italian cuisine and mushrooms, and appeared on television in the BBC's Food and Drink Programme, and in his own series Antonio Carluccio's Italian Feasts in 1996. In 2011 his travels around Italy were filmed for the BBC series Two Greedy Italians.

For The Daily Express he named his six favorite books.

One title on the list:
Gulliver’s Travels
by Jonathan Swift

My favourite book as a child was Gulliver’s Travels. It’s a classic children’s book, and despite being written more than 250 years ago, is as popular as ever. A timeless read, I’d recommend it to every parent.
Read about another book on the list.

Gulliver's Travels appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best vegetables in literature; it is one of Neil deGrasse Tyson's 5 most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue