Chef, author and blogger
Of course Claudia Roden is one of the great poet travellers of food writing, with fantastically detailed etymological research. Plus her recipes all work. If I aspire to be anyone it’s her but I’m much more badly behaved. She’s so elegant!
Less famous then her bOok of Middle Eastern Food which I also love. No other collection of so called 'Italian' recipes understands the regional diversity of this country's cooking.
Food writer and blogger
I am a great fan of Claudia Roden's writing and recipes, this is the book I use most as I write (mostly) about Italian food.
Coordinator for England of the Slow Food Chef Alliance and Ark of Taste
Introduced us to the regions of Italy. On Italian holidays, I copy the chapter according to my destination.
Restaurateur, writer, broadcaster
Head Chef, The Eagle Farringdon
Cookbook author and founder of Hashi Cooking
Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management and Founder of Oxford Gastronomica