Gordon Ramsay: The Biography [NOOK Book]

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Gordon Ramsay is the most exciting and high-profile chef of today. His amazing talent, huge personality and non-nonsense attitude have propelled him to the top of his profession and won him legions of admirers the world over. His television programmes such as Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and The F Word attract huge audiences; viewers just can't seem to get enough of this driven, outspoken kitchen wizard. But what lies behind the man in the chef's whites and just how did he manoeuvre himself into such a prominent ...
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Gordon Ramsay: The Biography

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Overview

Gordon Ramsay is the most exciting and high-profile chef of today. His amazing talent, huge personality and non-nonsense attitude have propelled him to the top of his profession and won him legions of admirers the world over. His television programmes such as Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and The F Word attract huge audiences; viewers just can't seem to get enough of this driven, outspoken kitchen wizard. But what lies behind the man in the chef's whites and just how did he manoeuvre himself into such a prominent position in the culinary world? A multi-millionaire by the time he was 30, Ramsay is as ambitious today as he was when he was a teenager. At the age of 18, he was a professional footballer playing for Glasgow Rangers. An injury sent him from the football field to the kitchen, where he well and truly made his mark. He juggles 18-hour days in the kitchens of his various restaurants with his television career and his role as devoted father and husband -- and still finds time to run marathons! This in-depth and affectionate book traces the life of Gordon Ramsay from the council estates of Glasgow and the picturesque countryside of Stratford-upon-Avon to some of the finest and most expensive restaurants in the world. It also examines how he has overcome the allegations which threatened to tear apart his world and the empire he has worked so hard to build. Sometimes hilarious and sometimes heart-breaking, it uncovers the secret tragedies that helped to turn Ramsay into one of the most successful men of his generation. An in-depth and affectionate look at what lies behind the man in the chef's whites and just how he manoeuvred himself into such a prominent position in the culinary world.
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Journalist Simpson's (Jade's World; Charlotte Church) latest book provides an inside look at the life of British chef Gordon Ramsay, star of both Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen. In the first major biography of the chef, readers journey from Ramsay's childhood to his attempt at playing professional football for the Glasgow Rangers to the present day. We get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Ramsay's television programs; one caveat, however, is the book's language. Since both the author and the subject are British, Americans may not pick up on some of the colloquialisms used. As in Ramsay's television shows, profanity is also used liberally throughout. An enjoyable and easy read, this is sure to find its way onto the shelves of any library. Nicole Mitchell, Birmingham, AL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843586098
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 385,722
  • File size: 428 KB

Meet the Author


Neil Simpson is the author of Gordon Ramsay: The Biography, Jade: Story of a Survivor, Lorraine Kelly: The True Story of Britain's Best-Loved TV Presenter, and Paul O’Grady: The Biography, and the coauthor of Charlotte Church: Hell’s Angel.

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  • Posted November 28, 2008

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    It feels in the blanks.

    It was cool to read, though it felt as thought it was based on the first book I had read "Roating in Hell's Kitchen", though it did fill in some blanks and questions I had about the first. It was a good read, though not as quick as the first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    JACK@$$

    This gordon chef is a COMPLETE JACK@$$ 2 HIS SOON-2-BE CHEFS!!!!!!!! TANNER TAN-MAN LESUEUR

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