Author of books such as Risotto! Risotto!.
Valentina Harris's Story
Educated in Italy, renowned cookery writer Valentina Harris is the youngest member of a large Anglo-Italian family full of colourful gourmets. In 1976 she brought her qualifications for teaching and cooking from Rome to London and quickly built up her reputation, going on to publish more than 30 award-winning cookery books and becoming an authority on Italian cuisine. She regularly appears on TV, following the success of her first BBC series, Italian Regional Cooking. She now offers culinary adventures across Europe, sharing her passion for food hosting bespoke cookery courses and private catering commissions, and is often found at food festivals in the UK.