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Fred Plotkin

Writer specialising in Italian food, wine, culture and opera. Author of six books including Italy for the Gourmet Traveller. He has worked at La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera, and he has written programme notes for the Glyndebourne Festival among others. Fred appears regularly on the BBC, and is a popular speaker at the Oxford Literary Festival. In 2015, he was awarded the Cavaliere della Stella d’Italia.