Nancy Silverton is a Californian culinary queen whose name has become synonymous with innovation. With a career spanning 35 years and 9 cookbooks she not only paved the way for the cafe bakery concept but is also one of the pioneers of the artisanal bread movement.
She also knows what it's like to make a fortune, loose it and then build an Italian cooking empire. Nancy's restaurant Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles is said to be so well known that many locals can recite the menu by heart.
Nancy is in Wellington for the Visa Wellington On A Plate Festival for a three-night collaboration with local chef Shepherd Elliott.