Ruth Rogers was born in New York City in 1948. She was educated at The Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Bennington College, and the London College of Printing.
Ruth worked in the art department of Penguin books with David Pelham and later at Piano and Rogers Architects in Paris.
Ruth and Rose Gray opened The River Cafe in 1987. The restaurant has been awarded the ‘Best Italian Restaurant of the Year’ and a Michelin Star in 1997, which they have retained ever since.
In 1995 Ruth published her first cookbook with Rose Gray, The River Café Cookbook, and presented a 12-part series for Channel 4, The Italian Kitchen. They published a further 10 cookbooks, all of which have been on the best seller list.
In 2010, Ruth was awarded an MBE. She is on the panel of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award and is a trustee for the charities Refuge and Index on Censorship. Ruth also supports Maggie’s, The Dyslexia Institute and Democrats Abroad.
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‘One of the most beautiful hardbacks we’ve ever seen’ The Evening Standard
Simple, modern, Italian cooking from one of the world’s most iconic restaurants on its 30th birthday.
This bold and beautiful cookbook shares over 120 simple, modern Italian recipes – revisiting favourites from the first iconic River Cafe blue book, updated for home cooks today, and introducing 30 new recipes, with new tips and anecdotes from Ruth Rogers.
Written by Ruth and head chefs Sian Wyn Owen and Joseph Trivelli, with new photography by Matthew Donaldson and Jean Pigozzi, River Cafe 30 is peppered throughout with previously unseen archive material, exclusive bespoke menu artworks from friends of the restaurant and is finished with sprayed page edges in the River Cafe’s trademark pink.
A must-have for all food lovers.