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The River Café Classic Italian Cook Book
Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers, Michael Joseph, £30
Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers, who have been running London's lauded River Café for more than 20 years have brought out this new volume to join the existing series of cookbooks from the restaurant [Editor's note: Gray sadly passed away in Februrary 2010, less than half a year after this book was published]. Gray and Rogers have a less-is-more approach to Italian food, inspired by the cooking of Tuscany.
This book follows the familiar approach of other River café publications. The focus is very much on the recipes, with brief introductions to each section, from soups, pasta and gnocchi to fish, poultry, game and cakes. The design is stylish and the recipes are undaunting versions of regional classics.
Susan Low, Time Out London Issue 2050: Dec 3-9 2009