Cooking for Friends

Cooking for Friends

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by Gordon Ramsay
     
 

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In Cooking for Friends, award-winning chef, world-renowned restaurateur, bestselling author, and Hell’s Kitchen star Gordon Ramsey offers us more than 100 exceptional recipes from his own family table. The holder of ten Michelin stars and ranked as one of the world’s most powerful celebrities by Forbes magazine in 2008, the

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In Cooking for Friends, award-winning chef, world-renowned restaurateur, bestselling author, and Hell’s Kitchen star Gordon Ramsey offers us more than 100 exceptional recipes from his own family table. The holder of ten Michelin stars and ranked as one of the world’s most powerful celebrities by Forbes magazine in 2008, the sometimes intimidating Ramsey displays his softer side, sharing the scrumptious dishes he serves to his own family and loved ones. This intimate, full-color cookbook is not a collection of royal feasts for the lofty and privileged. Gordon Ramsey is Cooking for Friends—with all the warmth, care, and love that entails.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“New York Times Top Holiday Cookbooks of 2009”
Detroit News
“Detroit News 5 Best Books for Cooks”
Christine Muhlke
…the food! It's nice! Stuff you'd like to make—and actually can in a reasonable amount of time—from an international menu of comfort foods and slightly more ambitious fare: Thai-style fish cakes with sweet chili sauce, wild mushroom tarts in a walnut-Parmesan crust, lamb shank cassoulet. The recipes, written with Mark Sargeant and Emily Quah, are clear and not scary in the least.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061435041
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
614,339
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.93(h) x 1.06(d)

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Gordon Ramsay's radical career change at seventeen, from soccer player to chef, led to the awakening of exceptional talent. He is now the holder of an extraordinary ten Michelin stars, for his restaurants in London and New York, and is at the head of a food empire, with restaurants in places as far afield as Tokyo and Prague. He has produced a number of bestselling cookbooks, published a hugely successful autobiography, Roasting in Hell's Kitchen, and starred in a stream of successful television series, including the award-winning Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen on Fox. Ramsay and his wife have four children and live in England.

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Cooking for Friends 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Alla_S More than 1 year ago
Perhaps most famous in the U.S. as the host of "Hell's Kitchen," British chef and restaurant entrepreneur Gordon Ramsay shares his cooking expertise in his new book "Cooking for Friends." The book itself is filled with quality photos and split into nine sections: Hot and Cold Soups, Pasta and Grains, Fish and Shellfish, Meat and Poultry, Savory Pies and Tarts, Vegetables and Salads, Desserts and Ices, Chocolate and Coffee, as well as Basics. The recipes themselves are full of European flavor, which is not surprising since Ramsay is from the U.K. Each section starts off with a brief introduction by Ramsay, as well as a listing of all the recipes in this section. Through the introductions, we learn that Ramsay's soups recipes were influenced by his experience with the New England clam chowder, his love for pasta stems from the time he was trained as a chef in Sicily and Sardinia, while his creativity with chocolate dates back to his time working in Paris. Other food sections are influenced by Ramsay's lifestyle-such as the weekly pies his mother baked when he was a child or his wife's Tana's wish to have their children enjoy a rich vegetarian diet. The recipes themselves are unique, with many quite challenging while others fit for beginners. Some of my favorite recipes included lemon meringue pie, grilled vegetable lasagna, crayfish chowder, dark chocolate marquise, and wild mushroom barley risotto. The end of this book has an index structured by ingredients, which I found to be another helpful aspect of this book. So, for example if I want to cook something with bacon, I could look it up in the index and find the page numbers for the recipes that include this ingredient. Same for other ingredients like walnuts, cherries, cheese, celery, etc. Last but not least, this colorful book-embedded with not only images of the recipes but also Ramsay's family gatherings, looks like it would look good on a coffee table or make a great gift for any food lover.
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Its his signigute dish
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The book offered more in prose than recipes that we would use. We have other books by this author and they are better than this new book. What was annoying is that I was told I could return it to any Barnes and Noble store but what they failed to tell me was that I would get a gift card and not a refund. I won't order a book again on line since I hate to pay for postage to return and I don't order items that cannot be reurned for a refund.
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MUST READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book.