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Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite Hardcover – January 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Key Porter Books; 1 edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554701333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554701339
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.3 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

GORDON RAMSAY's sublime cooking has consistently earned him Michelin stars at his celebrated, eponymous London restaurant in Chelsea, and he has extended his superlative cooking franchise to New York, Paris, and Los Angeles. Now a celebrated TV personality, his award-winning TV series include The F Word, Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen. His bestselling books have sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. He lives in London, England.

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All recipes are easy to follow and completed in a few simple steps.
Jennifer Hughes
I actually bought this book as a Christmas gift for my brother and sister in law several years ago when it came out....back when Borders was still around.
J. Singleton
His recipes are simple to follow and most ingredients readily available.
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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Hughes on October 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I was a bit skeptical as I have another older Ramsey book which I never use (odd, hard to find ingredients, hours of cooking & prep time turned me off) so I was a bit skeptical when I saw this book. However, I have now cooked about 8 of the recipes from this book and they were all delicious and very easy to make with ingredients that I can buy at my local grocery store. I like this new "everyone can cook fast healthy delicious food" attitude Ramsey has going. Everything tasted amazing too even though it is healthy! Also, the way he has laid out the cooking methods is excellent. All recipes are easy to follow and completed in a few simple steps.
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By K. Miller on November 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My partner was given this and together we've made so many recipes from this book! The roast chicken was amazing, the goats cheese souffle's came out perfect, I couldn't stop eating the minestrone - and I never thought prawn and watermelon would go so well together but gave it a shot anyway and it was a lovely and fun meal!

One reviewer said the meals didn't seem appetising - to that I say just try them anyway because I felt the same but will try (and eat) anything once. It really was a pleasant surprise and I keep picking random dishes from the book 'just to try'. I must say I've never had so many successes from the one cookbook, usually they're quite hit and miss, but Ramsay balances flavours SO well. Some of the recipes are a touch simple (i.e. oatmeal), but I get the impression that this book has been targeted at men. And if it has then it works, because it's the one book my partner doesn't mind opening up and cooking something from.

Furthermore, this book is very much in keeping with the Mediterranean food pyramid (Google it), which has been shown not only to aid in weight loss, but reduce cholesterol, and the risk of cardiovascular disease. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By B. Mitchum on May 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Love Gordon Ramsay - Love his recipes. Easy to follow and delicious. They make me feel like I am a gourmet chef who cares about the quality of my food. I recommend this book to any level of cook/chef. Ramsay's simpleness is refreshing. A++
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Cowan VINE VOICE on December 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
I got this cookbook as a gift, and have been pleased with the recipes I've tried thus far (and have a list of others I'm looking forward too).

What I like:

- Gordon Ramsy uses a lot of fresh ingredients in these recipes, which I vastly prefer to relying on pre-packaged foods which often contain chemicals, sugars and preservatives.

- The recipes taste good.

- Thought has clearly gone into ensuring necessary vitamins are present in these recipes.

- These recipes are quite healthy.

What may be problematic for some people:

- There are many recipes in this book using less-than-common meats, which may be hard to find in some areas. These include: anchovy fillets (and anchovies), trout, palourdes in the shell (apparently commonly called carpet shell clams), mackerel (fillets and/or smoked), herring, smoked salmon fillets, whole sea bass, pheasant, haunch of venison, squid, fresh sardines, poussins (I googled this, it's a really young chicken), smoked haddock, monkfish, crayfish, calf liver, duck breasts, sashimi grade fish (swordfish, salmon and tuna), mullet fillets, black bream fillets, guinea fowl breasts, partridge, pigeon

- There are many recipes in this book using other less-than-common food products, which may be hard to find in some areas. These include: watercress, canned cranberry beans, garam masala (a spice), baby turnips, crimini mushrooms, fennel bulbs, fava beans, chicory, figs, fermented black beans (apparently available at asian food markets), baby leeks, baby fennel, baby zucchini, cooking pumpkin, banana shallot, cavalo nero (a type of kale), purple sprouting broccoli, harissa

- Some cooking equipment needed for a recipe may not be common in every kitchen.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Marie A. Jenkins on August 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
In typical Gordon Ramsay fashion, we see Recipes that are very well done, not over-complicated, where every ingredient has a relevance and meaning that is essential to the dish. In the recipe for the spicy lentil soup, for example, the soup just gets better and better as you move through the preparation steps, until at the end the addition of the toasted spice seeds elevates the texture and flavor to the sublime.

This is clearly a book where his exquisite sense of Ingredients and what they mean in combination with each other, creates healthy culinary art. My appreciation for his level of mastery has gone way up with the purchase of this book, because he has a substantial, not superficial, understanding of what healthy cooking is. His art is matched by brains, which helps explain why he has such range and depth.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Shaw on October 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I gotg this as a gift, and was a little put off by the big shiny pictures and the size of it...but I'm a huge Gordon Ramsay fan and wanted to try out some of his food.

The roast chicken reciepe was amazing. So amazing in fact that I am making it less than a week later-and have doubled it for lunches throughout the work week. It was tender, juicy-loaded with juices and the recipe includes a sauce using the pan drippings. Plus thanks to roasting it with herbs, lemons and garlic so full of flavor!! I had no idea a roast chicken could be so wonderful!
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