Cook Italian is a series of recipes filmed in the kitchen of London’s River Cafe during the busy lunchtime service.
Across 80 episodes, chef / owner Ruth Rogers and her team show you how to cook some of their favourite meals – the food is relaxed, seasonal and influenced by the many regions of Italy.
Featured recipes include; pea and broad bean risotto, tuscan bean soup, wood oven roasted pigeon, grilled squid with chilli and rocket, polenta with porcini, crab and artichoke salad and classic Italian desserts – caramel ice cream, amalfi lemon tart and the infamous chocolate nemesis.
River Cafe: Cook Italian was originally distributed online by The Times to help launch their subscription service.
A broadcast commission from Channel 4 followed where we produced a special weekend of programmes for More4 – including a documentary celebrating 25 years of River Cafe that was presented by Heston Blumenthal.
AOL On continue to host the Cook Italian web series on their premium video platform – averaging 30 000 views per month.