Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell.
Now, for the first time, the world’s most famous—and infamous—chef tells the inside story of his life: his difficult childhood, his father’s alcoholism and violence, his brother’s heroin addiction, his short-circuited soccer career, and his fanatical pursuit of gastronomic perfection—everything that helped mold him into the culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. He also dishes the dirt on the rich and famous, and takes you behind the scenes of some of the great restaurants.
Honest, outrageous, and intensely personal, Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen will not only change your perception of Gordon Ramsay but that of the cutthroat world of haute cuisine as well.
About the Author
Gordon Ramsay’s radical career change at seventeen, from soccer player to chef, led to the awakening of exceptional talent. He is now the holder of an extraordinary ten Michelin stars, for his restaurants in London and New York, and is at the head of a food empire, with restaurants in places as far afield as Tokyo and Prague. He has produced a number of bestselling cookbooks, published a hugely successful autobiography, Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen, and starred in a stream of successful television series, including the award-winning Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen on Fox. Ramsay and his wife have four children and live in England.
I’ve watched Chef Ramsey since he was on BBC doing Kitchen Nightmares. I’ve always seen him as this meticulous and passionate chef, but never thought how he became this larger-than-life character that we see on our TV’s. In this book, no subject is off-limits. He is extraordinarily honest about his less than poor and humble beginnings. He talks about the mental, physical, emotional, and verbal abuse the whole family suffered from an alcoholic father. He was born in Glasgow, however, the family moved over and over because the father could never keep a job. He talks about getting his start in the kitchens in England and in France. During the book, I found a new respect for Chef Ramsey. He even goes into the heartache of having his younger brother hooked on heroin. I couldn’t put this book down.
- Title: Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection
- Autor: Gordon Ramsay
- Publisher (Publication Date): William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 13, 2007)
- Language: English
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