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

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Thirty years after its doors first opened, The River Cafe remains one of London's most iconic restaurants, loved for its innovative Italian food. Pioneering chefs Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers together changed the face of Italian food in Britain, championing seasonality well ahead of their time from their West London kitchen, which won a Michelin star in 1998 and has kept it ever since. The restaurant helped launch the careers of Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, to name but two. Over the course of decades, Rose and Ruth visited Italy time and again, fascinated by the subtleties of dishes from the many different, and diverse, regions of the country. Their unique approach to Italian farmhouse cooking was learned from local mothers, grandmothers, cousins and wine makers who invited them into their kitchens and shared wisdom and precious family recipes. This book gathers together Rose and Ruth's personal interpretations of those heirloom recipes. It's a celebration of the real, classic food of Italy; the traditional, regional food they ate on their travels; and the food they went on to cook at the restaurant and at home. These are the recipes they became well known for, as well as some that are cooked less and less in Italy these days and which Rose and Ruth longed to preserve and pass on.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 198 x 246 x 42mm | 1,700.96g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 colour photographs
  • 0718153499
  • 9780718153496
  • 81,442

Review quote

The result is their best book yet, which, when set against the standard they have set over the last 20 years, is saying something' * The Guardian * Another best-seller certainty, with its dreamy photos of cheeses, food markets and Tuscan landscapes * Telegraph * This is a book to learn from, to cook from... buy it and love it, because make no mistake, it's the cookery book of the year * The Spectator *show more

About Rose Gray

Rose Gray MBE and Ruth Rogers MBE launched the River Cafe in 1987 and went on to achieve a worldwide reputation for their cooking. They have written several bestselling River Cafe cookbooks and presented The Italian Kitchen for Channel 4. Rogers has continued to run the restaurant after Gray sadly passed away in 2010, and it still holds the Michelin star that it was first awarded in 1998.show more

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The result is their best book yet, which, when set against the standard they have set over the last 20 years, is saying something' The Guardian The result is their best book yet, which, when set against the standard they have set over the last 20 years, is saying something' The Guardianshow more

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