Amber Guinness was born in London in 1989 and grew up in Tuscany. She learned to cook at her mother’s side in the kitchen at Arniano, the farmhouse restored by her parents Jasper and Camilla. She went to the University of Edinburgh where she studied History & Italian literature, always working in her spare time as a cook. In 2014 she founded The Arniano Painting School, a residential painting holiday designed to breathe life back into Arniano after her father’s death. These luxury artist’s retreats are centred around creativity and food, and have been featured in The New York Times, House & Garden, Tatler, The Telegraph and Spectator Life. She now lives in Florence.
Her first book, A House Party in Tuscany will be published in March 2022 by Thames & Hudson.
Praise for A House Party in Tuscany:
‘The cookbooks that stay with us tell a story. A House Party in Tuscany is one to treasure. Delicious recipes from a region I love and a chef I admire’ – Ruth Rogers
‘A stunning book in every way. Amber Guinness paints such a dreamy, evocative picture of her home in the Tuscan countryside and of the sumptuous feasts she cooks there. I long to be there with her and to eat everything in this book’ – Skye McAlpine
‘I love this book. Amber Guinness is an inspired cook and hostess. More importantly, she really understands the culture, technique and taste of Tuscan cooking’ – Loyd Grossman
‘A truly beautiful book with food as colourful as paintings and thoughtful menus guided by the Tuscan seasons’ – Emiko Davies