Carla Tomasi was a trailblazing chef in early 1980s London - she was the first on the scene, before Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray of River Cafe fame. She ran her own restaurant called Frith's in Soho for years - until Westminster Council pushed up rentals making it impossible for her to keep going. These days she's a teacher in Rome at the Latteria Studio in Trastevere. Her classes are full of vegetables she's grown in her own kitchen garden. Go if you ever find yourself in Italy.