Chef and co-founder of the River Cafe in London, Rose Gray, has died aged 71. Apart from running one of London’s most favoured Italian restaurants, Gray and her co-founder Ruth Rogers publishing several very successful cookbooks. The River Cafe has been called the best Italian restaurant in Europe – quite a statement. Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall both did time in the River Cafe kitchen, and the cookbooks have been an inspiration to many home cooks. The New York Times reports that Tributes are pouring in for the acclaimed chef.