River Cafe Pocket Books: Pasta and Ravioli

by Rose Gray

ISBN-10: 009191437X
ISBN-13: 9780091914370
Region: British
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publication Date: February, 2007
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Publishers Information

About River Cafe Pocket Books: Pasta and Ravioli

Publisher Web Link: http://www.eburypublishing.co.uk/

Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers’s latest series of books is an essential addition to every kitchen. This definitive collection of pasta recipes brings together a unique range of dishes from the River Cafe, beautifully packaged with a striking design by the award-winning designer of the new Guardian Berliner, in a handy paperback format.

Rose and Ruth’s love and understanding of traditional Italian food has made their world famous River Cafe a much-loved institution, and nowhere is their passion more evident than in their pasta dishes. For ease of use they’ve collected their best 100 recipes together in one book for the first time. People always want new ideas for sauces and here you can choose between meat- or fish-based sauces, cheese sauces, even vegetarian sauces. They also include ideas for stuffed pasta and gnocchi and offer invaluable tips and advice throughout. Whether you’ve never used a River Cafe book or are a committed fan, this book makes essential reading.

Author Information

About Rose Gray

Author Web Link: http://www.rivercafe.co.uk/

Rose Gray, MBE (28 January 1939 – 28 February 2010[1]) was a British chef and cookery writer, who set up (with Ruth Rogers) The River Café in 1987. She won a Michelin star for this in 1998. It was here that the talents of Jamie Oliver were first spotted. She had a profound influence on a generation of celebrity chefs, including Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the latter stating that she had had more influence on him than any other person he had worked with. She wrote a series of cookery books and presented a twelve-part television programme for Channel Four, “The Italian Kitchen”, in 1998.

Born Clemency Anne Rosemary Swann in Bedford, her father, Flight Lieutenant Clement Nelson Swann, and an elder sister were killed in a domestic fire six months before her birth. She was brought up in Scotland and Surrey. Her mother, (Elizabeth) Anne Lawrence, daughter of Sir William Lawrence, 3rd Baronet, settled in Guildford, and Rose studied at the Guildford College of Art, where she gained a BA in Fine Art. Her career as a professional chef began at Nell’s restaurant in New York, after which time she returned to London.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. In 2004 she became a “Breast Cancer Ambassador” and was also co-founder of the Cooks in Schools charity. After being given the all-clear, she was later diagnosed with a brain tumour in late 2009 or early 2010. She died in London, aged 71, on February 28, 2010. She had been working on what was to be her last book (with Ruth Rogers), the River Café Classic Italian Cookery Book. Her other works (many of which were co-authored with Ruth Rogers) include the River Café Cookbook, the River Café Cookbook Green and River Café Pocket Books: Salads and Vegetables. (Wikipedia)

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