11 August 2010, Comments 0

If you want to learn how to cook you really need to take notice of someone who is an expert in the field and in my opinion you really can’t get more of an expert than Gordon Ramsay.

He has written several cookery books and this is my review on the top 10

Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape

This is definitely one of my favourites. It is based on a tour that Gordon embarked on around India, stopping off at various places along the way, from top hotels to ordinary peoples houses. The section of the book where he describes joining the cooking staff at a wedding is absolutely brilliant and the old chef in charge most definitely taught the old dog a few tricks, highly recommended.

Gordon Ramsay 3 Star Chef

This one really must go down as a classic as it details 50 classic dishes with detailed instructions how to cook them. The photography in the book is first class and even though it is a little on the expensive side it really is a must have for any kitchen bookshelf.

Gordon Ramsay’s Great British Pub Food

This book has a slightly misleading title but it basically contains the recipes for a range of traditional British dishes that are easy to prepare along with tips and tricks from Gordon how to make them extra special.

Healthy Appetite

This is a great book because it details 100 healthy dishes that are really good for you. Gordon gets away from the myth that healthy food has to be boring and as an ex professional footballer and marathon runner he is certainly qualified on the subject of what kind of food is good for you and what is not.

Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food

This book comes from Gordon’s TV show, the F Word. This book would probably appeal to the widest cross section of the community out of all Gordon’s books for the reason that because of the fast world that we live in, cooking is probably the last thing on peoples minds. This book gives a selection of recipes that can be prepared and cooked in a short space of time without compromising on the quality of the meal. Almost everyone would find this book extremely useful and for that reason I would have no hesitation in highly recommending it.

Gordon Ramsay’s Just Desserts

If you have a sweet tooth then this will be the number one on your Gordon Ramsay shopping list. The book really goes back to basics and gives a step by step guide to putting together a variety of desert dishes that will have your taste buds trembling. Another must have book for that kitchen book shelf.

Gordon Ramsay’s Secrets

This book really discloses some of the tricks of the trade that Gordon has picked over the years as a top chef. When the book was released it did cause some controversy regarding some of the tricks he was revealing including the infamous stock cube trick. You’ll have to buy the book to find out what I’m talking about!

Gordon Ramsay’s Playing with Fire

This one is not a cookery book but an autobiography of Gordon’s working life and if you have any entrepreneurial aspirations then this is definitely the book for you. It details the risks he has taken throughout his business career and how he has learnt from his mistakes. The section of the book which details how he has built his brand is brilliant. I hope you will forgive me for including this non cookery book in the review but it really is a must read.

Gordon Ramsay, A Chef For All Seasons

This book comprises of a chapter dedicated to each of the four seasons and the recipe’s and food that are fitting for each season. Not one of my Ramsay favourites but an informative book that many people will love.

Tana Ramsay’s Family Kitchen

As the saying goes, behind every great man there is a great woman, and none more so than Gordon’s wife, Tania. Her book centres around cooking great meals for the family that are full of goodness and not to expensive to pout together. All in all a great book.

So, there you have it. My top 10 books by Gordon Ramsay (well, top nine and one from Mrs Ramsay) All of these books will make a difference to your cooking and come highly recommended.

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