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For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. 

On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers.

Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt, and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks. 

Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe’s open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation.
 
For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/
 
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    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 72 Ratings

For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. 

On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers.

Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt, and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks. 

Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe’s open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation.
 
For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/
 
Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/
Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/
 
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    Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

    Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

    Tina Fey has been on Ruthie's Table 4 before and she is, in fact, our first returning guest. 
    When we first met, she spoke about food being a major part of her life, but she only brought one half of her team. The other half, Jeff Richmond, is here with us now. A composer, producer, director, Jeff is Tina's creative partner, and he's her husband. He says he does all the cooking.
    Tina and Jeff have collaborated on almost everything, and now they're here in London to open the Mean Girls Musical at the Savoy theatre. I will be there on opening night. 
    Today we're going to talk about working with someone you love, music and comedy, cooking and eating together, and more...
    Ruthie’s Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
     
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    • 30 min
    Ambassador Jane Hartley

    Ambassador Jane Hartley

    Jane Hartley was the American ambassador to France and Monaco, and now to the Court of Saint James. In the two years she has spent in the United Kingdom so far, Jane has had two monarchs, three prime ministers, four chancellors, and a late-stage pandemic.
    She has the qualities necessary for the role in abundance: leadership, resilience, duty. I know her as a close friend, and though I always introduce Jane as Ambassador Hartley, my nickname for her is Miss Sparkle. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without sequins on a sweater, dress, earrings, or even the shoes she’s wearing today.
    Now, we’re going to get together to talk about work, duty, family and food. I know she will be informed, and I know she will sparkle.
    Ruthie’s Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 34 min
    Savanah Leaf

    Savanah Leaf

    A few weeks ago, I was invited to a gala dinner at the National Theatre. The host of my table, Yana Peel, said she was sitting me next to a young filmmaker who had recently won a BAFTA. Then I met an artist whose work had just been exhibited at Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Los Angeles, and is about to be shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
    Then I met a champion volleyball player who, aged 18, represented Britain in the 2012 London Olympics. Today in The River Cafe, I'm about to talk with all three as Savanah Leaf incredibly, is them all. The London-born, California-raised athlete turned artist, who still only 30, has just won the BAFTA for Best British debut Director for her powerful film Earth Mama.
    The executive chef of The River Cafe Sian Owen is joining us, now we are five. A Cook, an artist, a director, an athlete and me. Women rule.Ruthie’s Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 33 min
    Remo Ruffini

    Remo Ruffini

    If you find yourself on a mountain needing a ski jacket, going to a party needing something beautiful to wear, or in Paris or Milan craving perfect  fish, the man to meet is Remo Ruffini, CEO and Chairman of Moncler co-owner of Langosteria restaurants in cities all over the world.Remo is dynamic, elegant and a visionary, putting sustainability at the heart of the company.
    His leadership is a manifestation of Moncler’s ethos, dreaming big and bringing those dreams to life.
    Today I'm in Milan for Design Week. Moncler has taken over the central train station to launch its latest campaign, An Invitation to Dream, curated by Jefferson Hack. I'm in Remo’s home celebrating fashion, innovation, inspiration and daring to dream.
    Ruthie’s Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 39 min
    Claire Saffitz

    Claire Saffitz

    We've only just met, but I'm confident Claire Saffitz and I will be friends 
    Claire shares the challenges of baking and life in general. She's a star in a new era of food writers who are experts in their knowledge, passionate about their craft, rigorous about their work.
    Claire majored in history and literature at Harvard, then one day, almost by accident, she became the host of her own cooking show.
    She has written two cookbooks, Dessert Person and What's For Dessert, both New York Times bestsellers.
    I've come to New York to meet Claire - we have a lot to discuss.This episode of Ruthie's Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 45 min
    Gary Lineker

    Gary Lineker

    My brother, Michael Elias, a writer and director tells me when visitors come to the set of a film, nothing stops. The only exception is if they are athletes.Maybe it’s because everyone thinks, if pressed, they could act, sing or dance, but never run a race, ski downhill or score a goal. When Gary Lineker, one of the great footballers of our time, walks into The River Cafe everything stops. 
    He is one of the very few footballers never to have received a red or yellow card — consistent with who he is: principled, respectful and fair — values we share.
    We’re also both in the world of podcasts - his company Goal Hanger has 18 million listeners a month.
    Gary and I also share the world of food.
    Look at his Instagram account and you will see as many photographs of what he is cooking as the games he is analysing on Match of the Day.
    Today, Gary is in The River Cafe kitchen with Joseph Trivelli making Potato Gnocchi with tomato sauce.
    When he comes back I will definitely stop what I’m doing to talk to him about food, football, family and principles. 
    It’s a goal.Ruthie's Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Almckimm ,

Love it ❤️

I love listening to this Podcast! Ruthie’s voice and personality is so soothing. The guests are interesting too, I love the way they talk about their upbringing with food. I hope to visit the River Cafe one day!

Didda Brown ,

Adore, Intelligent conversations around the love of food

I absolutely adore this podcast. Ruthie’s knowledge and ability to converse with her guests will leave you with an uncanny feeling of almost eating with your ears. I have had to collect as many of the past cookbooks I can find. I did start with listening to perhaps only guests I knew but now I am listening to every episode and learn so much about food and the culture of food from so many points of view

Ralph777 ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️Absolutely loving this Podcast ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ruthie's Table 4 has been a fantastic discovery. Her one on one relaxed yet intelligently warm well researched interviews with the broadest range of fascinating guests has been a joy! Her talent for making her guests comfortable enough to enjoy reminiscing about their early memories of food and family meals; the pleasures of cooking and their life's journey with food makes for very entertaining listening. This podcast provides such a refreshing insight into so many well known and respected people along with some of the best River Cafe recipes along with some of the guests most favourite family or comfort food recipes.

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