RIP Antonio Carluccio

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RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby Pepper Pig » November 8th, 2017, 4:07 pm

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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby StokeySue » November 8th, 2017, 4:15 pm

He was 80 and I thought he didn't look well in the last few of Two Greedy Italians, depending on Gennaro a lot
However seems to have taken the obituary writers by surprise, they obviously didn't have the text on standby
Sad news of course
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Postby cooksalot » November 8th, 2017, 4:31 pm

I think he died as a result of a fall (saw something on Twitter). Had a lot of time for him. Loved the Two Greedy Italians.
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Postby TeresaFoodie » November 8th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Very sad news. RIP lovely man.
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Postby suffolk » November 8th, 2017, 5:02 pm

Loved his twinkling eyes and sunny smile. He gave so much to those of us who love cooking and eating good food. We will miss him. :cry:
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Postby earthmaiden » November 8th, 2017, 5:55 pm

That's sad. What a wonderful contribution he made to educating us about Italian cookery and produce.
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Postby Herbidacious » November 8th, 2017, 6:48 pm

V sad. I bumped into him a few times at the Neal Street Restaurant in the 80s. (I think they had a little shop. I certainly couldn't afford to eat there, although I have eaten there twice - the first time taken by a friend who knew about my passion for mushrooms. I was an undergrad and bowled over by many aspects of it!)
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Postby Luca » November 8th, 2017, 6:49 pm

Very sad to hear this news. He seemed like a lovely man.
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Postby Gruney » November 8th, 2017, 7:12 pm

suffolk wrote:Loved his twinkling eyes and sunny smile. He gave so much to those of us who love cooking and eating good food. We will miss him. :cry:


Completely agree. I really liked his style - simple and unhurried - all the time in the world. He always left me wanting to get the pans out - such a contrast to the slam bam styles of ,say, JO and GR.
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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby Ratatouille » November 8th, 2017, 7:31 pm

Very very sad. I had the honour of meeting him a couple of times and cooking with him once, he had a wicked sense of humour.
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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby suffolk » November 8th, 2017, 7:49 pm

Ratatouille wrote:he had a wicked sense of humour.


That looked as if it might be the case :luv:

I wonder if it was he who chose the coffee they serve in Carluccio's ........... it's wonderful :mug: :chops: :kneel:
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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby Zosherooney » November 8th, 2017, 8:47 pm

Mr. Z. bought me his book, A passion for mushrooms, It is a great read. A sad loss, a real character.
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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby FoodMary » November 8th, 2017, 10:08 pm

So sad to hear this - brought lots of us foodies so much pleasure.

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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby icelesley » November 9th, 2017, 8:25 am

Very sad to hear his passing, he always made Italian cooking look so simple. He will now be in the big pantry in the sky rattling his pots and pans to his hearts content bless him.
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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby Ratatouille » November 9th, 2017, 1:20 pm

icelesley wrote:Very sad to hear his passing, he always made Italian cooking look so simple. He will now be in the big pantry in the sky rattling his pots and pans to his hearts content bless him.


And, I suggest searching for wild mushrooms :lol: :lol:
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Postby icelesley » November 9th, 2017, 1:41 pm

Oh yes we can't forget the wild mushrooms :lol:
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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby jrc » November 9th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Bob and I met him a few weeks ago at the Canterbury Food Festival. He had a stall signing his new book. He appeared to be very well then but who knows? :hug:
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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby Zosherooney » November 9th, 2017, 4:21 pm

That would be the way to go if I got to choose......
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Re: RIP Antonio Carluccio

Postby Grasshopper » November 9th, 2017, 9:29 pm

A big man with a big personality.
Yet another character gone.
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