Came home and saw a package awaiting me outside my bedroom door *mental squeel*. I took it into my room and eagerly opened it up knowing that it was one of my beloved books which I had ordered, as it was a couple of weeks ago and I made 2 orders within that week for I think 6 different books I didn't know which one it would be. This one happens to the one titled Gordon Ramsay "Makes It Easy".
Upon becoming such eager foodies Ryan introduced me to Mr Gordon Ramsay. I was quiet clueless when it came to well known chefs at the time but Ryan was already becoming an avid fan. Every series/episode of his we could find of his we would watch. Hell's Kitchen (US) , Kitchen Nightmares (both UK and US versions), Cook-a-long Live, Gordon Ramsay Make's It Easy, The F Word, anything that had to do with Gordon Ramsay really. Apart from his potty mouth when he's at work he isn't that bad of a man, I mean, he owns a whole entire Gordon Ramsay Empire. 3 Michelin Stars to his name, countless restuarants. Watching an episode of Boiling Point showed that when he walked out of a restaurant because he was unhappy (as a chef working there) almost all the staff followed him out the door, this was before he opened the doors to his first Restuarant. I admire the man.
The book is divided into 9 different chapters - breakfast and brunch, great fast food, family and friends, summer barbies, just for kids, bellinis and blinis, posh, dinner for two and lastly cooking for a crowd. The aim of the book is to bring the quality of the 3 star meal into the home, simplified without the difficult intricate elements that come with what you would be served at one of his restaurants. I had a quick flip through and skim read some of the recipes. Pictures are drool worthy.
Butternut squash puff "pizza"
Wild sea trout and baby leak
From what I've seen he's a great family man, despite all the bad press about his alleged affair. He loves his kids.
My chauffer is here and I am off to fill my tumtum with food glorious food!! ;) It seems that all my weekends seem to be foodfilled now.