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Easy, home-style recipes from chef Gordon Ramsay, star of the hit Fox reality show, “Hell’s Kitchen.”International superstar chef Gordon Ramsay scored a huge hit this past summer with his Fox-TV reality show, “Hell’s Kitchen,” which showcased both his formidable cooking skills and his infamous temper. Now this three-star Michelin chef is showing a different side in GordonEasy, home-style recipes from chef Gordon Ramsay, star of the hit Fox reality show, “Hell’s Kitchen.”International superstar chef Gordon Ramsay scored a huge hit this past summer with his Fox-TV reality show, “Hell’s 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 Britain’s 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, “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares” and “Ramsay’s Boiling Point,” can be seen in the U.S. regularly on BBC-America....

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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy Reviews

  • Darren
    2019-05-05 04:22

    What is it with many famous chefs when they write a cookbook or, even worse, when they get to front their own television series!Often they tend to forget the relative cooking skill level of those watching, which can lead to dishes being more complex than necessary or one is left searching for some exotic ingredient that might make a difference at a top restaurant to justify the price but in the average home...Here British chef Gordon Ramsay has attempted to do things his own way whilst hopefully remembering who his audience really is. Of course, he is not admitting that any previous books might have got it wrong (nor do we suggest that), instead the focus is on just how different, even more inclusive this particular book is. To prove it too there is a DVD that was shot especially for this book.Informality and family are the key themes here and visual imagery throughout the book seeks to reinforce this. No matter what the best intentions are, even the simplest recipe to a trained chef can be a fraught, complex experience for many. Ramsay hopes that he manages to help at least some people over the threshold, build a little confidence and make some great food at the same time. Certainly the intention is there and a lot of help. The rest is sadly down to you, dear reader.This is a good accessible book. Lots of photographs that mostly set the scene, show recipe preparation or the finished dish. Not so many "arty for arty's sake" photographs, perhaps showing the oh-so-famous chef staring intently into the distance or looking at a stray tomato seed on their ultra-expensive knife. It might not be too much overkill or hyperbole to suggest that Ramsay could be wearing long boxer shorts, a dirty t-shirt and various family and animals rushing about the kitchen, were it not for the invariable po-faced attitude that may come from some who feel they know better, as you just know this is how many people will be when trying these recipes.The range of recipes on offer is quite good and varied and there should be something for everyone. Even a few, semi-exotic recipes appear that hopefully will encourage the wary to try something new and different. The usual "YUM sour comment" about the lack of an average time being given for preparation and cooking appears here. This book is the exact type where this little bit of information should be de rigueur. It is virtual handholding and despite what some harassed publicity executives often claim when they read these moans, they CAN and DO make a bit of difference, to someone who has got over their resistance and is trying a recipe, following each word religiously, worrying that they are burning something or ruining something (through lack of confidence, awareness and familiarity) whilst sweating like the proverbial pig in the process. Less than half a dozen words doesn't cost the earth.Praise should be given for the section "my store cupboard" that, worryingly, appears as an afterthought whilst showing some of the things that Ramsay keeps in his (home) kitchen and this can also show the wary that they don't need the equivalent of a supermarket in their kitchen. A few basics can surprisingly go a long way. A similar overview is also given for typical equipment. A five hundred pound mixer might make a difference if you should use it for several hours a day, yet a twenty pound one would equally be good for the occasional family meal. Many chefs, Ramsay included, have put their name to certain commercial products out there, but to be fair, NO commercial overtones were detected here.The book ends with a great complete index and then in the rear flap the DVD (we have not reviewed that) but it claims to include clips of various recipes and cooking. Maybe that will also help put some at ease. Certainly the book should do this, at the very least, if you let it help you.Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy, written by Gordon Ramsay and published by Quadrille Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1844003248, 192 pages. Typical price: GBP10. YYYY.This is a RETROspective review of a previously-published book that, whilst not new on the market, is still available and the review has been made of the book as it stands today.// This review appeared in and is reproduced here in full with permission of celebrates the worldwide diversity of food and drink, as presented through the humble book. Whether you call it a cookery book, cook book, recipe book or something else (in the language of your choice) YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace. //

  • Matt
    2019-05-08 07:11

    I've only attempted making a few things from this book, but they are all absurdly easy to make! The only downside is that all of the ingredients, when following them to the letter, are really pricey! And I love the fact that you don't need the Top Chef kitchen to make everything. He says in the book things like, "if you want to make THIS you need THIS REALLY EXPENSIVE AND HARD TO FIND THING, but THIS SIMPLE AND CHEAP THING YOU PROBABLY HAVE ALREADY BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS will also work just as well."

  • Marie
    2019-05-04 02:08

    Really enjoy watching english chefs such as G.Ramsay, J.Oliver, even found the delicious Ms Dahl a pleasure to watch recently. Was wondering if Gordon Ramsay actually knew how to cook, because I hadn't actually seen him cooking in his show "Kitchen Nightmares"; but I remember him cooking just a little in the "F word". I like some of Ramsay's recipes in this particular book, I want to try his Lemon Pie but I don't know where on earth I'll be able to find a blow torch for the caramelised crust on top! Some of his ingredients/tools aren't something we normal non-chefs have just lying around. His repetitive use of free-range eggs/yolks/chickens gets a little tiring, geez Gordon- we get it, some people don't actually earn a chef's salary & can't afford to eat only the best ingredients- and tiger prawns/salmon/asparagus/mullet aren't things that we can eat every day! I wish he'd put in a little more traditional english recipes, like a few different pie recipes or something...Don't get me wrong, I do actually enjoy watching his shows, but I expected just a little bit more from him.

  • Meran
    2019-05-06 05:06

    After seeing him for years on tv, and hearing his opinions on Masterchef (among other shows), I decided to buy one of his cookbooks. I read a recommendation on Barnes & Noble that said this book is good for home cooks, that the recipes are more like everyday cooks would use.I'm not sure if that description fits. There are more fish recipes in this cookbook than any other cookbook that's not labeled "Fish Cookbook"! More than half of the meat recipes are for fish. Which may just encourage me to cook more fish :) I like fish. I do. But for some reason, I just don't want to cook it. His recipes may give me the confidence to cook some fish.There are more than fish recipes in this book; there are stews, soups, lamb, vegetables, and even one I don't believe I have in any of my cookbooks: chateaubriand!Again, I haven't tested any of the recipes for ease of following, or turning out as intended. That takes some time. However, it'll remain near my kitchen to give me every opportunity to try out cooking as the English do it ;)

  • Hafidha
    2019-05-09 06:21

    He really does make everything look easy if it's got ingredients I don't normally buy. Nice thing is you can repeat the same few dishes over and over. Comes with a DVD featuring five dishes being made by Chef Ramsay, and they are a pleasure to watch. My cooking ability is average and these were easy to follow and the results were good. Great photographs, love that he includes a section on cooking with kids, and the exposition is nice - sounds so personable, like how the chef talks in his videos.

  • Tim
    2019-05-09 08:23

    Hmm, it's all been done before.A lose ragbag of recipes cobbled together in book form for no apparent rhyme or reason other than to make money. Who buys these books ? My reason was it was a withdrawn from my library at 30p, but listed at £20, no way.It's large and thick, mostly due to far to many unneeded photos that add nothing useful. Far too many photos of himself and his children for heavens sake, and an oversize font.Days were when you typed a thesis using double line spacing to make it look longer than it was, this is the cookbook equivalent.

  • Simon
    2019-05-10 08:00

    This book is filled with simple yet delicious recipes made by my favorite English chef. I enjoyed reading his views of qualities of meats and breads while giving advice of what types of produce and products to look for and the best ways to prepare and cook them. I hope that I will one day be able to achieve success as that of Gordon Ramsay with my own culinary desires and acting wishes.

  • De
    2019-05-02 05:58

    I love to cook and have already used a number of recipes from this book. When I get concerned about the calories I find substitutes because some of the recipes can be very rich but are not beyond the reach of anyone who loves to cook.

  • Wendy
    2019-05-18 06:08

    my son wants to be a chief, and we love Hell's kitchen. We started watching Hell's Kitchen because I wanted him to see the kind of people he could be working for, and the pressure situations, etc. In spite of all that, he still wants it.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-02 08:58

    Many of the recipes call for things that I don't have access to or don't enjoy because of personal preference. Still,I will gladly try some recipes and I'm sure I will enjoy them. The wild mushroom risotto and the lobster spaghetti to name a few.

  • Jessica Oban
    2019-05-18 02:00

    I cannot believe how easy these recipes are. This is defiantly a cook book to buy. The pictures are gorgeous, it's wonderfully explained and includes a DVD showing how to make about five of the recipes. My mouth waters just flipping through. It's perfect for a beginner home cook.

  • Tanya L
    2019-05-15 03:05

    Good book, plenty of recipes and pictures for the recipes. My only problem? I don't like fish... Most of the recipes are fish. It's not too big of a problem because everyone I know likes fish, so I'll make them fish! :P

  • Arfi
    2019-04-25 02:17

    I love the photos although recipes are not quite easy to follow. I mean his pantry is different from mine. I just love his fondant potatoes. Delicious!

  • Susan Gast
    2019-04-26 02:05

    This guy's up there with Jamie Oliver - love 'em both. Just wish he wouldn't swear so much! But - he doesn't use the 'f' word in his book, or at least I don't recall seeing it! LOL

  • Héctor
    2019-04-26 04:01

    The recipes I have been able to make are great. The problem lies in that many of the recipes are not everyday meals.

  • Samantha
    2019-04-25 09:57

    Every recipe I've tried out of this book has been excellent, and, as an added bonus, the pictures are beautiful.

  • Lori Tatar
    2019-04-24 04:18

    Perfect ingredients...easy but savory dishes.

  • Crystal
    2019-05-18 09:15

    His recipes seemed very easy to make, but he uses alot of seafood. Which I do not like.

  • Jen
    2019-05-13 06:02

    The illustrations of the food looked very nice, but there were very few recipes in the book that I would actually make.

    2019-04-25 03:54

    Cook To Best

  • Lianne Van doorn
    2019-05-09 07:05

    The man is amazing

  • J Crossley
    2019-04-25 07:59

    In this book, Chef Gordon Ramsey presents recipes that can be made at home. While the directions are not that difficult, the issue lies in trying to find some of the ingredients in the US. The recipes seemed geared for Britain.

  • David
    2019-05-02 01:55

    Ingredients. 1 cup dry red wine, or water. 1 cup chicken stock, or reduced-sodium canned broth. 1/2 teaspoon salt. Garlic-Roasted Leg of Lamb.