I’m from London or thereabouts but I’ve lived in Rome, in Testaccio, for nearly 10 years now. I had no intention of staying in Italy, but then did. I was an actress. I am now a writer and teacher. I have a little boy called Luca. I like to cook.
I have written for The Guardian and The Spectator. My first book Five Quarters: Recipes and notes from a Kitchen in Rome will be published by Saltyard Books in June 2015. In the U.S. the book will be called My Kitchen in Rome: recipes and notes on Italian cooking and will be published by Grand Central in Early 2016. My Agent is Jon Elek at United Agents. This is a short film in my small kitchen made by Kat Bon Vora and another made by by Michael Thomas Jones, Marissa Keating and Mina Holland. for Guardian Cook.