A special thank you to Paul de Bondt. A very big thank you to: Alessandro Balestri, Roberto Bava, Michael Coe, Alan Davidson, Rose Gray, Eugenio Guarducci, Cecilia lacobelli, Madhur Jaffrey, Tina Lambi, Monica Meschini, Claudia Roden, Ruth Rogers, Andrea Slitti and Lydia Sodani. Francoise Dietrich, Lewis Esson, Richard Foster, Jane Suthering, Thom, Emma, Katie and all the team. Jane O’Shea, Alison Cathie and all at Quadrille for their unwavering support. To my team at Rococo, especially Jo and Ruth, and to all the loyal Rococo supporters. Finally to the Coady Family, including the Booths, Galtons, and Rodens, and Kati Iglai.