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Easy, home-style recipes from chef Gordon Ramsay, star of the hit Fox reality show, “Hells Kitchen.”
International superstar chef Gordon Ramsay scored a huge hit this past summer with his Fox-TV reality show, “Hells Kitchen,” which showcased both his formidable cooking skills and his infamous temper. Now this three-star Michelin chef is showing a different side in Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy, his first cookbook geared specifically to the needs of the home cook, with simple, accessible recipes that take very little time to make. This gorgeous-looking book is packed with 200 color photographs and makes a great gift for cooks of all levels and of course fans of the TV show. A free bonus DVD is included with the book, featuring exclusive footage of Gordon cooking recipes from the book in his own home kitchen.
Gordon Ramsay (London, UK), with eight restaurants, is Britains most highly acclaimed chef and restauranteur and the only London chef to have been awarded a three-star Michelin rating. He is also the author of In the Heat of the Kitchen. His other hit U.K. television shows, “Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares” and “Ramsays Boiling Point,” can be seen in the U.S. regularly on BBC-America.
"In the U.S., British chef Ramsay is best known for his Fox reality show Hell's Kitchen, where he unleashes his fiery temper on innocent aspiring cooks. This work, which more than lives up to its title, allows Ramsay to showcase his softer side with anecdotes about his wife and photos with his children, while offering recipes where complex taste and elegant presentation belie simple preparation. Broccoli Soup, for example, cleverly uses broccoli, goat cheese and either walnuts or almonds to make for a light lunch or satisfying first course in less than 10 minutes. Even the unusual pairing of crabmeat and passion fruit in Crab Salad works beautifully, with flavor bursting in each bite. The recipes are artfully divided into eight sections, including ones for kids, fast food, cooking for a crowd and the often overlooked category of cooking for two. The section on summer barbecues is misleading, however, as most recipes work just as well indoors. Fresh herbs, wine, heavy cream and butter make repeat appearances but don't overwhelm, allowing the main ingredient to be the star. With echoes of Jamie's Dinners: The Essential Family Cookbook, by Jamie Oliver, this is a solid cookbook that could boost Ramsay's reputation Stateside." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Following up on the expected success of Ramsay's Fox-TV reality show, Hell's Kitchen, and the companion cookbook, In the Heat of the Kitchen (Wiley, May 2005), Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy is geared toward a more mainstream audience, with quick-and-easy recipes that are accessible to any home cook. Its friendly approach and striking full-color package make this a great gift book, and Ramsay's reputation as one of England's top chefs--he is London's only Michelin-rated chef--as well as his celebrity appeal, make this book a must-have for chefs and home cooks alike.
International superstar chef Gordon Ramsey shows how you can eat great food at home all the time – without breaking the bank or spending hours in the kitchen. Still using the very best ingredients (but not too many of them), brilliant combinations of flavors, and uncomplicated cooking methods, he's produced a selection of 100 quick and easy recipes for every possible occasion – from breakfast through dinner, informal and formal, for family and friends. The recipes are, of course, smart and sophisticated – but they are also simple.
About the Author
Gordon Ramsay is arguably the most highly acclaimed chef and restaurateur in the UK and the only London chef to have been awarded a 3-star Michelin rating. He is the star of the hit UK reality show Hell’s Kitchen (10 million viewers) and the upcoming American version of the show by the same name, which will air on Fox TV nationwide for 10 weeks beginning on May 30, 2005. UK sales of his most recent cookbook skyrocketed to 170,000 copies once his show became a hit. Much of the success of the show can be attributed to the author's volatile temper and brutally-straightforward honesty. Ramsay is the author of ten other cookbooks, including In the Heat of the Kitchen, to be published by Wiley in April 2005.
Table of Contents
Breakfast and Brunch.
Great Fast Food.
Family and Friends.
Just for Kids.
Bellinis and Blinis.
Dinner for Two.
Cooking for a Crowd.
My Pantry and Equipment.