March begins with sad news from the world of food. Rose Gray died on February 28.
Along with Ruth Rogers, Gray opened one of the most iconic restaurants in recent history, The River Cafe. Cookbooks and television followed and along the way, some of the best chefs in Britain worked in The River Cafe, Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Allegra McEvedy, Sam and Sam Clark, and
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who was famously fired from The River Cafe, said of Gray, "I learned more from Rose than from anyone I have ever cooked with."
My absolute favorite recipe from The River Cafe is the Chocolate Nemesis cake. I believe it gets its name because it is a real nemesis to cook. With only a hand full of ingredients it seems so easy and yet it can be a bear to get to come out right. Still, it is well worth the effort. Check out the recipe in our Italian Easy post.
New York Times Obituary: Rose Gray