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Humble Pie Kindle Edition
‘Gordon Ramsay’s Humble Pie – so exuberantly angry boastful, cliche-ridden, expletive-laden and touchingly sincere that I can’t believe that a single sentence has been written by anyone but the failed footballer, great cook, telly star and businessman himself. He’s the genuine bollocks, as he’s so fond of saying, and this is the tale of his personal class struggle.’ – The Observer
'Inspirational stuff.' Heat
‘I cannot recommend strongly enough that every BII member reads it. It's so refreshing and energising – and oddly the fact that every fifth word begins with 'F' adds to its charm, its passion and its delight…The book is an inspiration. Anybody running any kind of business will benefit from reading this.’ BII Business magazine--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About 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.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B003IDMUPO
- Publisher : HarperCollins Entertainment (25 February 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 8054 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 247 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #52,730 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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His book takes a much more personal approach where family takes precedence over his professional ambitions – one of them being to try and break Marco’s record of the youngest chef to get three Michelin stars.
He is open about his life, growing up with a father who wasn’t dependable and details about his siblings that many would hide from the world.
Still, encompassing all the hardships, his focus remains on food and it is clear that he is as cunning a businessman being able to tap into the zeitgeist of the time as he is a formidable cook who deserves all the success he has achieved.
Then there's the gossip, the back talk, the revelations and of course the debauchery committed that every chef seems to be proud of and which is responsible in parts for the reason why chefs are often compared to rock-stars.
If you enjoy food and are a fan of the Ramsay brand of television, then this one is a must read.
A must read.
Top reviews from other countries
He’s done everything he can to help his brother Ronnie, too.
I so enjoyed reading his autobiography.
I wanted to understand his aggression in the kitchen - it’s all clear now. Gordon you are amazing 💓
Having found some of his recipes online I decided to try and put my prejudice away and see what was there underneath the froth.
His autobiography starts very slowly but soon picks up and gives a wonderful account of how he trained and gave his all to food. The parts concerning his family make for sad reading but explain, to me, why he is how he is.
There is also sad reading in the details of the fights with other professional chefs and restaurateurs but it is a necessary part of his story and I enjoyed getting angry and sad by turns as I read it. The book has helped me understand something of the nature of cooking and serving "haute cuisine" at the highest level and the regimental aspect of the kitchen.
From some of the reviews I expected to find dozens of expletives but there was nothing there that wasn't part of the story. Asking a chef to curb his or her language is insulting because it shows the person has set out to listen for specific words and has ignored what it's all about - producing food that is sensational and doing it over and over again without deviation.
So my dislike of Gordon Ramsay has turned to love and the change of attitude was sealed when I read who he recommended as the best food writer for home cooks, as Nigel Slater has long been a hero both to me and my partner. She also read the book and had the same reaction as me.
I would recommend this book to anyone, as it shows that all the hard work will pay of someday, and not to give up, or be held b back by what has happened in our past, but to learn from it and make ourselves better people, from learning the mistakes, that we have seen our own family, and friends making....with respect to a chef and personality, that has given so many people, and cooks alike inspiration to keep going, and make something of themselves, and then pass this on in whatever way works for the individual, Because at the end of the day, we are our I an Destiny