Carluccio comes to Pembroke

by Rachel Smith

Pembroke College was delighted to have Commendatore Antonio Carluccio OBE as the guest of honour at this year’s Serata Italiana.

The annual event took place on Monday 23rd February 2015. Carluccio was given a tour of the College kitchens before joining students, Fellows and staff for drinks in the Thomas Gray Room and a meal in the Old Library.

All those interested in Italy and Italian studies gathered around the table for good food, wine and conversation. We were also honoured to be joined for the evening by the Italian Ambassador, HE Pasquale Terracciano, and his wife, Karen.

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Image (left to right): Keith Sykes, Antonio Carluccio, the Italian Ambassador, Karen Terracciano, Sir Richard Dearlove, Dr Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja.

Antonio Carluccio is known across the world for helping to introduce Mediterranean cuisine and food culture to the UK. Alongside his popular chain of restaurants, he has written over 20 books and starred in a number of TV series about Italian cooking.

The Italian Evening is funded by Keith Sykes, who also supports an annual lecture, a studentship in Medieval Italian Literature and a Research Fellowship in Italian Studies at Pembroke. The current holder of the Fellowship is Dr Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja. To find about more about his work, please see the College blog.