Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray have an unswervingly clear vision of how food should be cooked: they take immense care over the ingredients and cook them as simply as possible. But one vitally important element in the art of preparing good food is one of which we have increasingly lost sight: seasonality. If you cook food in its right season it will inevitably taste better. And that's what River Cafe Cookbook Green is all about.
Divided into months, the twelve chapters look at which vegetables, herbs, leaves, fungi and fruits are at their best at any given time, with information on how they are grown, which varieties to select, and how to prepare them.
The focus is also on organic produce, something in which Ruth and Rose have come to believe passionately. Meat and fish are also included in the book, but the emphasis here is much more on vegetables, pasta, and lighter dishes, in keeping with the way we eat today. Fully illustrated throughout and even larger than before, the book is an education as well as a culinary treasure-trove.
About the Authors
Ruth Rogers is the American-born wife of architect Richard Rogers. Rose Gray ran the kitchen at Nell's Club in New York before joining Ruth Rogers to launch the River Cafe. Together they have made the River Cafe one of the most respected restaurants in the world and have trained many of the new generation of star chefs, from Samuel and Samantha Clark to Jamie Oliver.
"Like Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book, written way ahead of its time, I have a hunch that this willl turn out to be similarly far-sighted." - Harpers & Queen
"this is as dazzling and imaginative a collection of vegetable recipes as you are ever likely to find in one book... it has barely left my kitchen all summer." - Nigel Slater, The Observer
"It is the most wonderful book - it looks beautiful and makes you want to get chopping and stirring and picking and eating straight away." - Nigella Lawson, Vogue
"Their two astonishingly successful books have already sold over a million, but in many ways the latest is the best of the lot." - Sunday Express
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 6th September 2001
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.1 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.47
Edition Number: 1