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Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection Paperback – March 13, 2007
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An amazing book was this. I wished it could have gone on and on. The real story behind a driven man whose ethics of perfection can be easily applied to every work situation in the world, regardless of occupation. Challenge yourself to accept Ramsay's standards of excellence. If being the best was easy, everyone would be great. This book shows why Gordon Ramsay is the very best chef in the world.....
Having just finished watching the first run of the F-Word on BBC America (because everything comes over here a year late at least from the BBC) I was expecting lots of dish on his television ventures and his rise to culinary stardom. This book completely surprised and enthralled me. If there was a ghost writer for this book I'd be gobsmacked, as the writing style is completely in keeping with the way Gordon talks about things in his cook books and on his television shows, no holds are barred and no f-word gets left behind. It is a rare auto-biography that is penned so true to it's author's voice and raw with authenticity.
I had no idea that this brash, confident, gorgeous man in the kitchen who is so engaging and fun has had so much to overcome and in such a short amount of time. One might think that reading 300 pages of heartbreak, abuse and grueling work (nothing short of a Dickensian tale) would change the way I look at a person, and truthfully it has. I'm even more impressed and amazed by Gordon Ramsay now than ever.
His story is one that took immense amounts of bravery and bullocks to tell, and he has done so in a way that is astoundingly heartfelt and never hopeless. Gordon's incredibly recent bout with success is well deserved and I hope it lasts long enough to provide material for additional updates on his fascinating life.
I feel those that have only seen Hell's Kitchen are missing a different side to Ramsay. My other favorite show of his, Kitchen Nightmares, shows a much more caring side - still absolutely driven and brutally honest, but very caring. He truly wants to see these owners do well.
All I can say is grab the book if you want a closer look into the man, rather than his recipes.
This is exactly what I had been waiting for. Gordon's own words on his life.
A true page turner, I read it straight through. What a poignant story this man has to tell. A MUST read if you are at all curious as to what makes this man tick.
[Note: This book along with 'Gordon Ramsay - The Biography' allows the reader to learn why this man is so absolutely amazing]
comprehensible to me.
His face is like a map of his past;and reading of his childhood explained much and elicited my sympathy for that little boy who would become so driven.
Ther are lessons to be learned throughout about cooking,and the perfect way to approach and perform the skills needed.The book is very easy to read,full of explanations,and it has given me an entirely different outlook on restaurants and how they function.
A quite enjoyable read,all in all.
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