Humble Pie

Humble Pie

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by Gordon Ramsay
     
 

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Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story…This is Gordon Ramsay’s autobiography – the first time he has told the full story of how he became the world’s most famous and infamous chef: his difficult childhood, his brother’s heroin addiction and…  See more details below

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Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story…This is Gordon Ramsay’s autobiography – the first time he has told the full story of how he became the world’s most famous and infamous chef: his difficult childhood, his brother’s heroin addiction and his failed first career as a footballer: all of these things have made him the celebrated culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. Gordon talks frankly about:• his tough childhood: his father’s alcoholism and violence and the effects on his relationships with his mother and siblings• his first career as a footballer: how the whole family moved to Scotland when he was signed by Glasgow Rangers at the age of fifteen, and how he coped when his career was over due to injury just three years later• his brother’s heroin addiction.• Gordon’s early career: learning his trade in Paris and London; how his career developed from there: his time in Paris under Albert Roux and his seven Michelin-starred restaurants.• kitchen life: Gordon spills the beans about life behind the kitchen door, and how a restaurant kitchen is run in Anthony Bourdain-style.• and how he copes with the impact of fame on himself and his family: his television career, the rapacious tabloids, and his own drive for success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007371136
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
112,922
File size:
412 KB

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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Humble Pie 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, however it was an abridged version which I wasn't aware of at purchase. Would have preferred full version
WantingTheRest More than 1 year ago
You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger Ramsay fan, and naturally, I loved this book! It gave a real insight into his life and why he is the way he is. My only gripe is with the Nook, not the book, and that's the fact that it's an abridged version, and it didn't tell me that before I bought it. I suppose I should have suspected from the price and the words "special edition" on the cover. I would have bought the full version after I finished this one, but it doesn't seem to be available. Bummer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a quick read book by Ramsey. It goes through he beginnings of wanting to be a chef through his experiences at learning from other chefs to finally he own places. It is well written and paced as not to bog you down with a lot of fluff or filler. A must read for all his fans.
fnfodom More than 1 year ago
I love Gordon Ramsay and was surprised to see he had a book out. It was a fast read but very interesting.
KJG More than 1 year ago
I liked this book-- it was exactly what I expected. Gives readers a bit of an insight about Gordon Ramsey and how he got to where he is today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written by a man that is very much direct in words and actions. Did not expect less in the the book...easy reading enjoyed it.
faradiba More than 1 year ago
This book left me wanting more. This book is a nice easy read. I love Gordon and thought Humble Pie shared some pretty personal information, stuff that I didn't know. I'd like to purchase a more in depth biography based on my experience with this book. I also think I'm gonna try to use "bolox" and "gobsmacked" in my vocabulary more often!
leslie billings More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written! Open and honest and has completely changed my opinion of Gordon Ramsey! He has more than paid his dues and is where he should be in the culinary world. To come from such a disfunctional family to where you are now I give you my utmost respect Mr. Ramsey!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great insight into the life of such a great chef
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good biography. It's nice to learn about the man behind the television.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares, then you will enjoy this book. A brief 62 pages gives real insight into the heart and mind of this man.
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I love it
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Is good
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I really enjoyed this. I had no idea that Gordon Ramsay came from such a volatile upbringing. It gave me a new appreciation for him and for all he's done and become. I just wish the story was longer and more in depth, I didn't expect it to be so short. Overall, however, I really enjoyed it.
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