“Photography by Matthew Donaldson.” In the past two years this sentence appears at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. Matthew’s striking still lifes and revealing portraits illuminate our Instagram, define our newsletters and are the focus of The River Cafe Cookbook 30. Quite simply, we cannot imagine working or indeed, doing anything without him.
To see more of his photography, follow him here on Instagram or visit his website at matthewdonaldson.com.
Above is a self portrait of Matthew, and below are a collection of dishes he photographed just a few days ago. All are February seasonal specialties, and new to Shop The River Cafe.
Agretti with Slow-Cooked Tomato and Mozzarella
Spinach, Sorrel and Lentil Soup
Zuppa di Zucca con Mascarpone
Rhubarb and Vanilla Ice Cream
Photography by Matthew Donaldson