Anna Del Conte is the doyenne of Italian food and cooking – the expert's expert on Italian food, she has been educating the British about Italy's finest dishes for decades.
Her ground-breaking books have inspired a whole generation of cooks as well as providing a source of information on food, its origins, how it is made and where it comes from. In 1987 she was awarded the prestigious Duchessa Maria Luigia di Parma prize for Gastronomy of Italy. Her book, The Classic Food of Northern Italy, won both the Guild of Food Writers Book Award and the Orio Vergani prize of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina in 1996. Anna was awarded the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.