In Conversation With: Anna Del Conte "An instrumental force in Italian Cooking" Tuesday 4th April
Born to a wealthy Milanese family, Anna arrived in Britain in 1949 where her Italian ingenuity with food was sorely needed in a nation still facing rationing and no olive oil. Her books, starting with Portrait of Pasta in 1976, helped to change all that, and established her as a food hero for younger cooks like Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith.
Anna has gone on to write 14 books that have won awards and plaudits from all corners of the globe. Her Gastronomy of Italy, published in 1984, is a treasured and collected classic.
She will be coming to Oundle Wharf on April 4th at 5pm when she will give a talk at the Tap and Kitchen. Afterwards, guests will all have the chance to meet her over drinks in Aga's new store. Hambleton Bakery are delighted to be providing canapés and Amps Wines will serve a special Prosecco. At 7pm there will be a special menu available at the Tap and Kitchen restaurant as well as the usual a la carte offering.
The evening is being organised in aid of St John's Ambulance who ask for a donation by those who request tickets. Their suggestion is that £25 should be seen as a minimum and also ask that tax payers sign Gift Aid certificates so that they can reclaim some extra tax.
To book for this event please contact Danielle Freer at Amps; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download her appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs HERE