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My Entertainment: Papa Italiano Antonio Carluccio

The king of Italian food, Antonio Carluccio, spills on his naughty food vices and his worst meal ever

  • By Farah Andrews, Scene magazine
  • Published: 10:14 October 17, 2012
  • Scene

Antonio Carluccio
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Antonio's signature dish is risottow with truffles.

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Favourite film of all time? Babette’s Feast
Ultimate movie icon? Sir Peter Ustinov from Spartacus
Movie character you’d most like to play? Any Jean Gabin character (a 1930s French actor)
Favourite movie snack? Something fabulous from Carluccio’s!
Current favourite TV show? None, I don’t really have time for TV
First record you ever bought? Piano Concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky
Favourite band? The Beatles or Queen
Last book read? My book, A Recipe for Life
Favourite celebrity hottie? Italian actress, Claudia Cardinale
Best website?
Describe yourself in three words? Loving and food obsessed
Word or phrase you most say? “Mof mof”, it means “Minimum of fuss and maximum of flavour”


Your signature dish? Risotto with truffles
What’s your worst food vice? Nutella and eating jam by the spoon
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had, and where? Shark in Iceland
What would be your last meal on earth? Spaghetti with tomato and basil
What’s your favourite ingredient? Parmesan
Who’s your favourite other celebrity chef? Raymond Blanc
Which region’s or country’s food do you most love? Italy of course!

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