I own the more famous Salt Fat Acid Heat (more famous in the cookbook world, that is) and then this cookbook by Gordon Ramsay. Ramsey's book is superior, and I have worked through both books. His recipes are simple yet elegant. He elevates everyday ingredients. Please excuse any typos as this is voice to text. Gordon's recipes and techniques are accessible. The ingredients that he asks you to have in your pantry, you should already have if you are a home cook.
I am of course referring to:
Salt and Pepper
Basics like lentils, flour, olive oil
These spices are used fairly commonly now whereas perhaps in the 90's they were not. In fact, those are pretty basic spices for today's home cook. H Ramsay's recipes are simply classy. He can elevate even something as simple as green beans. And believe it or not, with this book you will actually be superior to many chefs at restaurants. Prepare to feel better about yourself, prepare to feel classy. And to save a ton of money. This book will make you feel great, but you really need to take your time with it and read the recipe slowly and read his suggestions and the introductions to the chapter slowly. I would recommend a slow work through of the book for 3 months, followed by daily reference use of the book for a year to get its full benefit.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Pub (9 April 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455525251
- ISBN-13: 978-1455525256
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 2.9 x 26.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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- #14 in Cooking for One or Two