The food writer, who runs painting courses in her 18th-century Tuscan farmhouse, chooses the favourite dishes she cooks for guestsAmber GuinnessThe Times
To be honest, she had me with the view, so the fact that Amber Guinness is also a dab hand in the kitchen only makes an invitation to the family house in Italy even more of a golden ticket. The 18th-century farmhouse has commanding 360-degree vistas across olive groves, rows of cypresses and the valleys of southern Tuscany beyond. Yet it was no more than a building site when Amber’s parents, interior designer Camilla and Jasper Guinness, grandson of Diana Mitford, were tempted by an advertisement in The Sunday Times in 1989: “Run-down farmhouse on a hill, 30 minutes south of Siena,” it read.
“Arniano had a roof and windows, but not much else,” Amber recalls. “No electricity, no water and certainly not the elegant