Antonio Carluccio is the author of several bestselling books including AN INVITATION TO ITALIAN COOKING and CARLUCCIO'S COMPLETE ITALIAN FOOD. In October 1999 he was made Commendatore of the Italian Republic. He and his wife Priscilla created Carluccio's, the specialist Italian food shop, and the successful Carluccio's Caffe chain of restaurants.
Daniel Carter, born and raised in Southbridge, New Zealand, is widely touted as the best rugby player in the world. He has been crowned the record points scorer in Test rugby and the most capped All Blacks fly-half of all time. Upon retirement, he had played 112 Tests for his country and scored 1,598 points in their legendary jersey. He has three times been named World Rugby's Player of the Year, most recently the day after his Man of the Match performance in the 2015 Rugby World Cup final. He will now play for Racing 92 in France.
Cas Clarke wrote her first book, GRUB ON A GRANT, after taking a degree in Urban Studies at Sussex University. She now lives in Milton Keynes with her husband Andy and children James and Helena.
Gennaro Contaldo was born in Minori on the Amalfi coast, where he first started helping in local restaurant kitchens at the age of eight. He came to Britain in the late 1960s and spent his first years travelling around the country, working in local village restaurants and studying wild food. He then came to London where he worked as a chef in a number of restaurants before opening the award-winning 'Passione'. We first met Gennaro Contaldo as the chef who inspired Jamie Oliver when they had worked together at Carluccio's. Since then Gennaro's quintessentially Italian spirit has made him a TV favourite and these days he divides his time between inspiring us to cook authentic Italian food through his books, magazine and television appearances, and working with Jamie on his 'Jamie's Italian' restaurants. Gennaro lives in north-east London with his partner, Liz, and their six-year-old twin girls Olivia and Chloe.