Katie Caldesi of the renowned Caldesi restaurants and cookery school, La Cucina Caldesi, shares her favourite sites.

Katie Caldesi runs La Cucina Caldesi with her husband, Giancarlo. They have two restaurants in foodie hotspots, one in London's Marylebone and the other, Caldesi in Campagna in Bray, as well as their London cookery school where Katie and Giancarlo share their enthusiasm for Italian cooking with students. Katie also holds classes at her home in Gerrards Cross. Katie published the Italian Cookery Course in 2009 which was shortlisted for both the Andre Simon Awards and the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book of the Year award. The couple are regulars on Market Kitchen, BBC Masterchef, BBC Breakfast and more recently Saturday Kitchen.


Radio 4: The Food Programme - Brilliant for catching up on programmes that you shouldn’t have missed.  Keep up to date with foodie topics so you sound like you know what you are talking about at the next dinner party where whelks are served.

Italian Food - Kyle Phillips has amounted a vast selection of recipes and information about Italian food, a subject close to my heart.  He lives in Tuscany and must spend an enormous amount of time researching this subject and sharing it with the internet.  Bravo Kyle, I hope I meet you one day.

Eat the Seasons - Great for reminding you what is in season and inspiring me when I am choosing recipes to teach each week.  They send regular newsletters too that spring inspiration into your inbox, you might be weighed down with accounts but suddenly a little sentence reminds you to eat brill for supper.  Nice.

Garden Organic - Really interesting site to get you into growing your own produce.  From giving away free potatoes for seeding at a food festival my kids and I feasted on our own potatoes last summer.  Now we regularly check the site for other ideas.

Otter Farm - I must go and see this farm, its sounds like a fascinating visit.  Mark Diacono runs a climate-change farm and thereby proves you can grow clementines , almonds and szechuan peppers in Devon.  See his blog too for up to date information.