Carluccio's memoir to Hardie Grant

Carluccio's memoir to Hardie Grant

Hardie Grant has acquired the memoir of Italian chef and restauranteur Antonio Carluccio.

World rights to the title, to be published in autumn 2012, were bought by Stephen King, general manager of Hardie Grant UK from Anna-Louise Naylor-Leyland of Carluccio’s office.

King said: "We are delighted to be publishing the memoirs of one of today’s most loved food writers. Antonio continues to lead a fascinating life and now is an ideal time to pause and reflect on his achievements to date."

Carluccio was born on the Amalfi Coast in Italy in 1937 and went on to run restaurants including founding his eponymous chain in London. He has written numerous cookery titles and also presented TV programmes such as "Antonio Carluccio's Northern Italian Feast" and "Southern Italian Feast."