In his new cookbook, superstar chef Gordon Ramsay takes a more casual approach to fine dining -- the leisurely brunch with family and friends. Drawing on different culinary traditions, he offers home-cooked dishes that range from traditional roasts to lighter summer fare, from easy 30-minute meals to Italian, Indian, and Moroccan-influenced family ...
In his new cookbook, superstar chef Gordon Ramsay takes a more casual approach to fine dining -- the leisurely brunch with family and friends. Drawing on different culinary traditions, he offers home-cooked dishes that range from traditional roasts to lighter summer fare, from easy 30-minute meals to Italian, Indian, and Moroccan-influenced family feasts. As always, Ramsay is right there to help at every stage -- buying the ingredients, guiding in preparation and serving, and helping to ensure that all dishes arrive on the table at the same time. Featured are 25 menus derived from his popular TV show, "The F-Word, " each with a starter, main course, and dessert, plus an invaluable timetable and a plethora of handy hints. Alternative recipes and menu suggestions are provided for those who want to pick and choose. With spectacular color photography throughout, as well as expert culinary advice and techniques, the book is a must-have for any home cook.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-05-03 In keeping with his British show, The F Word, celebrity chef Ramsay aims to promote "family" meals with this new, cleanly designed paean to home and hearth. Chapters are divided into individual meals, each with a theme and three courses (Mediterranean: pan-roasted scallops with cauliflower puree, herb-crusted rack of lamb, and baguette and butter pudding), with Ramsay providing a helpful plan of attack at the outset in order to better time the proceedings. There's a decidedly English slant to his roasts and puddings, but Ramsay also allows for flavors of the Middle East, Malaysia, and Spain to seep into his fare. In book form, Ramsay is a gentle guide-and not nearly as demanding as he appears on his shows Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares. One idiosyncrasy is that his oven times are devised for convection appliances, so those without need to increase the temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit. For some cooks, these meals will feel a bit heavier and more formal than what they're accustomed to cooking at home, but Ramsay is full of good ideas (saffron and cauliflower soup; pan-fried sea bass with broccoli sorrel sauce; cardamom custard tart) for enlivening the ordinary. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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