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This book is very much like a development of "Gordon Ramsey - Makes It Easy". Very centred around the home kitchen, the recipes in this quality book are all achievable and practical for the home cook preparing dishes for family and dinner guests. I like the breakdown of the book- chapters include Breakfasts - Soups - Salads - Afternoon Pick-Me-Ups - Kitchen Suppers - Friends for Dinner and lastly Puddings. The Friends for Dinner section is where it all gets serious but there is nothing that can't be handled by an amateur cook, whilst the other sections have got all sorts of interesting quick recipes that do the job.
So many cookbooks sit on the shelf as monuments to kitchen aspirations rather than as a resource that makes your cooking better in the real world! This isn’t one of those. As someone who can use the odd colourful word myself but was unimpressed by Ramsey’s apparently aggressive tv persona for years I’ve recently been converted. This is a great cookbook. It’s eminently practical and extremely clearly written and formatted. The recipes are practical, the methods are clearly laid out and ( unlike many cookbooks that look fancy and are heavily promoted ) they work! An additional benefit is Ramsey’s habit of explaining WHY as well as what and when. This develops skills and understanding for the home cook in tandem with increasing confidence etc. The recipes work and the results are delicious! 100%!
Really useful for the home cook who wants to up their game but not get bogged down with fancy gourmet recipes. This is the first recipe book that has got me cooking several recipes in one week. I particularly like the feeling you get that Gordon is in the kitchen with you. I have found the way the procedure steps are laid out really helpful as Gordon explains WHY you need to do something in a certain way. There are also hints and tips - not too many that you get side-tracked but just enough to keep you going. The family are most impressed and I have got a new lease of interest in cooking. I can recommend it.
Loving this book. Has just about everything. Simple recipes when you are short on time but still want taste. And more complicated species when you want to show off a bit! Healthy stuff and more indulgent recipes too. The instructions are concise and easy to follow. The photography is excellent and shows what the dish should look like, although my efforts rarely do they still taste fantastic. The "Hash brown baked eggs with candied bacon" (page 44) do a stunning job on just about any hangover!
Cant go wrong with a GR cook book. As soon as it arrived (Prime next day delivery) I went out and got everything to cook the peanut butter and strawberry cookies. Followed everything to the gram and turned out very nice.
Plenty of other items in here and very good value for money.
This was a special request from my eldest who wanted cookery books as part of his Christmas presents. We enjoy watching Gordon;s programmes on tv, even the ones where he is not swearing! This cookery book has a great selection of recipes, which take your basic home cooking to new levels. The beginning of the book has a lot of advice on implements and devices and techniques to use in your kitchen and this was really informative. Need to get one for myself now!
Gordons Ultimate Home cooking book has easy to follow recipes which turn out just as he says. Very tasty meals. It is just the type of book I wanted. I will definitely buy more of Gordon's books. Thank you.
I am a bit biased because I am a huge fan of Gordon. My daughter (13) uses the book as well; the instructions are clear, the outcome is delicious. The pictures are appetizing, We Love the concept of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Great book with great not very complicated recipes. I also love Jamie Oliver's books but I find Gordon Ramsay's recipes simpler and more likely to try. The recipes are easy to follow and implement if you want something fancy or you are more experienced cook they might not excite you. The is accompanied with nice illustrations to inspire you and lots of tips of how to cook better. I have the "Ultimate cookery course" as well and both are great books.
Book arrived on time ,have ordered a few used & new books at half the price & have been all ok, the lasted book was Gordon Ramsey's home cooking in very good condition almost like new, only half way through looking at it so can't comment on trying any recipe out as yet,but all recipes look easy good home cooking,but I would say that as I like all cook books would recommend this book to anybody.