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The Cook Who Changed Our Lives 2016

  • 2016-12-22
  • 59m
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • KEO Films
  • Documentary
Nigella Lawson leads a tribute to food writer Anna Del Conte who, moving to England in 1949, helped transform Britain's understanding and appreciation of Italian cooking.
Anna Del Conte is The Cook Who Changed Our Lives and the instrumental force in leading Britain beyond the land of spaghetti bolognese and tinned ravioli. Featuring and narrated by Nigella Lawson, Anna’s most ardent advocate, and starring a cast of familiar faces including: Giorgio Locatelli, Antonio Carluccio, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Prue Leith and Tom Parker Bowles, this film reveals how a Milanese cook, now 91, changed Britain’s attitude to Italian food at a time when we could only buy olive oil in Soho or the chemist. Infused with cherished recipes, revealing archive and personal testimony, The Cook Who Changed Our Lives time travels through Britain’s social history to reveal how we experienced and enjoyed our first taste of Italian food.

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