Ruth Rogers

The River Cafe Classic Italian Cookbook
  • The River Cafe Classic Italian Cookbook

  • 'Their best book yet.' Independent

    The River Café serves the best of Italian food. This is THE cookbook. The best of the best of their classic Italian recipes . . .

    Enjoy a simple creamy risotto con latte, accompanied by a cool glass of prosecco. Toss spaghetti alla carbonara with juicy pancetta and fresh parsley. Or serve up a tray-baked chicken, drizzled in squeezed lemon, stuffed with tomatoes and olives. For afters, a treat from northern Italy, baked blackberry and apple strudel.

    'Their favourite classic Italian recipes in one place is something not to be missed.' Jamie Oliver

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    Opened by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers in 1987, the legendary River Café changed the way we cook, eat and think about Italian food.

    Over decades, they travelled extensively through Italy, cooking with friends, chefs and wine makers, who shared with them their traditional and regional classic family recipes. This book is Rose and Ruth's personal interpretation of those precious recipes, the pages rich with their experiences and knowledge.

    A passionate celebration of Italy and its unique culture of food, these 200 inspiring recipes sit side by side with memories of the places, stories of the people, and insights into the regions, seasons, ingredients and techniques.

    Woven with evocative photography taken in the Italian homes where Rose and Ruth cooked, and in the cities, villages, vineyards, markets and shops they grew to know so well, this is a book you will turn to time and time again, for special occasions, everyday meals, or simply to read and relish.

    'It's hard to decide . . . Rose and Ruthie's outstanding restaurant, or their wonderful and inspiring cookbooks. If pushed, I would plump for the latter.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Ruth Rogers (Author) Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray created the Michelin-starred River Cafe in 1987 and wrote their first book, The River Cafe Cookbook, in 1995. It was a game-changing Italian cookery manual and a global bestseller, which they followed with several more bestselling cookbooks. In 2010, shortly before Rose's death, they were appointed MBE. Many of the new generation of renowned chefs, such as April Bloomfield, Samuel and Samantha Clark and Jamie Oliver, began their careers in the kitchens of the River Cafe. Sian Wyn Owen (Author) Sian Wyn Owen is Head Chef at the River Cafe and has worked alongside Ruth Rogers for over 17 years. Joseph Trivelli (Author) Joseph Trivelli is Head Chef at the River Cafe and has worked in its kitchens for over 16 years. Rose Gray (Author) Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers created the River Cafe, which opened in 1987. Together they trained many of the new generation of renowned chefs, such as April Bloomfield, Samuel and Samantha Clark and Jamie Oliver.