Gordon Ramsay's Playing with Fire

Gordon Ramsay's Playing with Fire

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by Gordon Ramsay
     
 
Not a sausage. That is what Gordon Ramsay had when he started out as a chef, working 16-hour days, 6 days a week. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, he didn't think he'd be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he'd be head of a business empire. But he is and he did. Here's how."In the beginning there was

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Not a sausage. That is what Gordon Ramsay had when he started out as a chef, working 16-hour days, 6 days a week. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, he didn't think he'd be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he'd be head of a business empire. But he is and he did. Here's how."In the beginning there was nothing.Not a sausage - penniless, broke, fucking nothing - and although, at a certain age, that didn’t matter hugely, there came a time when hand-me-downs, cast-offs and football boots of odd sizes all pointed to a problem that seemed to have afflicted me, my mum, my sisters, Ronnie and the whole lot of us. It was as though we had been dealt the ‘all-time dysfunctional’ poker hand.I wish I could say that, from this point on, the penny dropped and I decided to do something about it, but it wasn’t like that. It would take years before the lessons of life, business and money began to click into place - before, as they say, I had a pot to piss in.This is the story of how those lessons were learned."This is Gordon Ramsay at his raw, rugged best. PLAYING WITH FIRE is the amazing story of Gordon’s journey from sous-chef to superstar. In his no-holds-barred style, Gordon shares his passion for risk and adventure and his hard-won success secrets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007280070
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/26/2009
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
525,390
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Gordon Ramsay has launched a string of internationally celebrated restaurants in London with ten Michelin stars between them, and has restaurants in Dubai, Tokyo, New York and Florida, with more planned.

The author of numerous bestselling cookery books and two autobiographies, Humble Pie and Playing with Fire, Gordon is one of the biggest television personalities in the UK with his hit shows, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen and The F Word.

He was awarded an OBE in 2006.

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Gordon Ramsay's Playing with Fire 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads like he is talking to you, so if you don't like or cannot overlook the four letter words then do not go any furthur and move on to another book to buy. But if you can overlook the peppery language(it is him afterall) it is an insight to the hard work ethic and overcoming the bumps in the road with the long range goal always at hand success story that shows what can be acomplished if you never loose sight of your dream. Plus you see a man that he does not put forth on his TV shows and how hard he had worked to get where he is today.
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