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Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy

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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 Gordon ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 16th 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published May 6th 2005)
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Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
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Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any aspiring cook
Shelves: cookbooks
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
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
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.
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
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 loo
Feb 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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.
Jan 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Jul 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: cook-books
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
Aug 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who love to cook & those who don't know how but want to learn
Shelves: cooking, non-fiction
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 Luff
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: good-reads
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
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-and-health
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
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: reference
The recipes I have been able to make are great. The problem lies in that many of the recipes are not everyday meals.
Apr 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Every recipe I've tried out of this book has been excellent, and, as an added bonus, the pictures are beautiful.
Lori Tatar
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Perfect ingredients...easy but savory dishes.
Aug 29, 2009 marked it as cookery
Shelves: 2009
His recipes seemed very easy to make, but he uses alot of seafood. Which I do not like.
Nov 24, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: food-drinks
The illustrations of the food looked very nice, but there were very few recipes in the book that I would actually make.
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lianne Van doorn
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The man is amazing
J Crossley
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
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Gordon James Ramsay, OBE, is a British chef, television personality and restaurateur. He has been awarded a total of 16 Michelin Stars, and in 2001 became one of only three chefs in the United Kingdom to hold three Michelin stars at one time. Ramsay currently ranks 3rd in the world in terms of Michelin Stars behind Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse.

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