Author of books such as Sicily and Rome.
Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi's Story
Co-owner of London’s Caldesi Restaurant and Caffé Caldesi, Katie Caldesi is also the principal of the cookery school, La Cucina Caldesi, where she teaches alongside some of the biggest names in Italian cuisine, including Gennaro Contaldo, Ursula Ferrigno and Valentina Harris. Katie published the Italian Cookery Course in 2009 which was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Awards and the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book of the Year award.
Born in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Giancarlo Caldesi’s interest in food and cooking was inspired by his mother and grandmother, who he helped in the kitchen from an early age. He went on to study hotel management and catering at schools in Perugia and Liguria before coming to England, where he worked, and ran his own restaurants.
Giancarlo and Katie went on to launch Caldesi Restaurant, a neighbourhood and destination restaurant serving simple Italian food in Marylebone Lane.
2007 saw the launch of Caldesi in Campagna. Located in the culinary village of Bray, Berkshire focusing on rustic Italian cooking inspired by ancient Italy with a particular emphasis on Liguria, Tuscany and Sicily.
Their most recent book, Sicily, saw them immerse themselves in the diverse food scene and varied landscapes of the island. Sicily, along with their books about Rome, Venice and the AmalfiCoast are all available in your online library.