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Humble Pie

by Gordon Ramsay

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LoveReading View on Humble Pie

Not quite a warts and all autobiography but it’s quite revealing of the man we all love to hate.  The man behind the rude and rather obnoxious exterior is possibly a more endearing figure than you might think at first glance, so if you even have a passing interest in cooking or indeed the chef, or you know someone who does then Humble Pie is well worth adding to your list this Christmas.

Humble Pie Synopsis

This is Gordon Ramsay’s autobiography – the first time he has told the full story of how he became the world’s most famous and infamous chef: his difficult childhood, his brother’s heroin addiction and his failed first career as a footballer: all of these things have made him the celebrated culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. Gordon talks frankly about:

• his tough childhood: his father’s alcoholism and violence and the effects on his relationships with his mother and siblings

• his first career as a footballer: how the whole family moved to Scotland when he was signed by Glasgow Rangers at the age of fifteen, and how he coped when his career was over due to injury just three years later

• his brother’s heroin addiction.

• Gordon’s early career: learning his trade in Paris and London; how his career developed from there: his time in Paris under Albert Roux and his seven Michelin-starred restaurants.

• kitchen life: Gordon spills the beans about life behind the kitchen door, and how a restaurant kitchen is run in Anthony Bourdain-style.

• and how he copes with the impact of fame on himself and his family: his television career, the rapacious tabloids, and his own drive for success.

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ISBN: 9780007229673
Publication date: 02/10/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007229673
Publication date: 2nd October 2006
Author: Gordon Ramsay
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
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About Gordon Ramsay

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management and his dedication and natural talent led him to train with some of world's leading chefs. In 1993 Gordon became chef of Aubergine in London and within three years was awarded two Michelin stars. In 1998, at the age of 31, Gordon set up his own restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the culinary world - three Michelin ...

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