The River Cafe Look Book: Recipes for Kids of all AgesRuth Rogers, Sian Wyn Owen, and Joseph Trivelli

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‘A whimsical cookbook to delight young and old.’ - The New York Times

The first cookbook from London's iconic River Cafe written with beginner cooks and children in mind - a collection of more than 50 delicious and easily achievable recipes, including a host of River Cafe classics that have been specially adapted for new cooks

This highly anticipated cookbook is more accessible than any other to have come from the kitchen of Ruth Rogers' legendary Michelin-star restaurant The River Cafe, set on the banks of the Thames in London.

With more than 50 iconic recipes, each of which has been masterfully adapted and revised by the River Cafe chefs specifically for those new to cooking, the fabulous dishes in this collection bring the warmth, beauty, and sumptuous ease of Italian family home-cooking to cooks of all levels of kitchen expertise - including your kids!

The vivid and playful pages of this witty and innovative book showcase garden-fresh meals such as Smashed Broad Bean Bruschetta, Fusilli Zucchini, and Raspberry Sorbet, along with new versions of River Cafe classics, including a delectable lemon tart, a luxurious chocolate torte, and tasty pesto.

The intriguing and inspirational images that open this book encourage readers to connect the food they will cook with the world around them in new and sometimes surprising ways. Part look-book, part cookbook, this sure-fire bestseller encourages kids of all ages to connect with food and achieve great results - with The River Cafe as their teacher and inspirational guide.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 246 × 189 mm (9 3/4 × 7 1/2 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 170 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838664459

Award-winning chef and bestselling cookbook author Ruth Rogers CBE launched the River Cafe in London alongside Rose Gray in 1987. Since then, it has trained many superstar chefs in its kitchens and won multiple awards, including a Michelin star.

Co-head chefs Sian Wyn Owen and Joseph Trivelli have each worked at London's River Cafe for over 20 years. Both chefs have written for the River Cafe's bestselling cookbooks.

As seen in British Vogue, House & Garden, and ELLE Decoration Holiday Gift Guides of 2022

'I love, love, love this book' – Nigella Lawson

'A series of juxtaposed images... conjure up curious, often wondrous visual echoes.' – Financial Times, How to Spend It

'Pushes the boundaries of what a cookbook can be ... A triumph.' – Vogue

'An inspiring new book.' – Telegraph

'A feast of food and photography.' – Wallpaper*

'Innovative, modern, colourful and visual.' – House & Garden

'The colorful book is a master class in graphic joy, to say nothing of what will happen in your kitchen.' – Air Mail

'Whether your kid has Top Chef Jr. aspirations or simply wants to hone their pesto-making prowess, this compilation of 50 beginner-friendly recipes and vivid meal illustrations from the iconic restaurant is bound to help them step up their culinary skills.' – Domino

'Part photo essay and part cookbook. The first half features salivating food photography paired with objects on adjacent pages … The second half features recipes for those dishes.' – New York Magazine, Curbed