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- Print Length: 320 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 9, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 9, 2013
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AFHIJ5Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking: Everything You Need to Know to Make Fabulous Food Kindle Edition
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I am of course referring to:
Salt and Pepper
Basics like lentils, flour, olive oil
These spices are used fairly commonly now whereas perhaps in the 90's they were not. In fact, those are pretty basic spices for today's home cook. H Ramsay's recipes are simply classy. He can elevate even something as simple as green beans. And believe it or not, with this book you will actually be superior to many chefs at restaurants. Prepare to feel better about yourself, prepare to feel classy. And to save a ton of money. This book will make you feel great, but you really need to take your time with it and read the recipe slowly and read his suggestions and the introductions to the chapter slowly. I would recommend a slow work through of the book for 3 months, followed by daily reference use of the book for a year to get its full benefit.
This review is in fact NOT a review or an evaluation of the books. It's only showing the numerous but minor differences between them:
- the first book is the original book published for the UK market (august 2012), the other is an adpatation for the US (april 2013)
- their covers are slightly different but images, texts, page layout, recipes are EXACTLY identical. There is even a matching page to page
- the original uses metric measures (grams, millilitres, cm), the adaptation uses imperial measures (cups, ounces, pounds, inches). Both use tsp and tbsp for small quantities
- the original uses °Centigrade with gas level, the other °Fahrenheit: 200°C/Gas 6 becomes 400°F
- some ingredients are named/translated differently: double cream becomes heavy cream, caster sugar becomes sugar, spring onions become scallions, pak choi becomes bok choy, coriander becomes cilantro, kale becomes swiss chard, plain flour becomes all-purpose flour, fillet of beef becomes beef tenderloin, tenderstem broccoli becomes baby broccoli, chillies becomes chiles, cep mushrooms become porcini, demerara sugar becomes brown sugar, courgette becomes zucchini, cornflour becomes cornstarch, icing sugar becomes confectioner's sugar, bicarbonate of soda becomes baking soda, biscuits becomes cookies, pudding rice becomes short-grain white rice, etc.
- material is named/translated differently: roasting tray becomes roasting pan, cling film becomes plastic film, hob becomes stovetop, fish slice becomes fish spatula, square tin lined becomes square pan lined, proof paper becomes wax paper, tins become cans, muslin becomes cheese cloth, heavy-based pan becomes heavy-bottomed pan, griddle pan becomes grill pan, grill becomes broiler, etc.
- techniques are named/translated differently: fry becomes sauté, etc.
- also: flavoursome becomes flavorful, navarin of lamb becomes lamb stew, Arabic restaurants becomes middle Eastern restaurants, scum becomes foam, popular fish becomes overfish fish, etc.
- the converted quantities in the adaptation are approximative and not always well rounded: 400g asparagus becomes 1 lb, 50 mL sherry vinegar in a vinaigrette becomes 1/4 cup, and probably most conversions of ingredients in metric measurements to cups, etc.
- the adaptation brings sometimes nice but little corrections in the codification of the recipes
- the adaptation has more entries in its index
If you ask me which version I prefer ? Not easy to say! Probably the original one with the exact original metric measures. But it's a matter of taste ...
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My friend and I have been obsessed with Gordan Ramsay Show's lately and so i knew this would make the perfect Christmas gift! I was right, she loved it and can not wait to begin testing out some recipes.
The book is dense, jammed packed with recipes and high quality images. With prime, this book arrived quickly, straight to my doorstep.
Ich habe mich dann in nicht allzu uneigennütziger Sache für dieses Buch entschieden, weil mich die bisherigen Rezensionen überzeugt haben. Auch wenn ich damit noch nicht gekocht habe, kann ich sagen, dass das Buch einen sehr schicken Eindruck macht. Die Bilder sehen sehr hübsch aus und regen zur Nachahmung an :)
Ich habe es auf Englisch bestellt, weil ich bei jedweder Literatur immer ein Problem mit der Übersetzung habe und kein Risiko bei Rezepten eingehen wollte. Es hat sich herausgestellt, dass das gar nicht so schlecht war, da "Ramsay's Humor im Englischen besser rauskommt und man immer seine Stimme im Kopf hat, wenn man liest" (Zitat, der Freund). Was das Umrechnen der Maßeinheiten angeht, kann man sich ja einmal eine Tabelle machen, die ins Buch legen und gut is ;)
Also wenn mein Freund es nicht jetzt schon hätte, würde ich es mir wohl auch kaufen! :D
El libro sirve de complemento para los videos que están disponibles en plataformas de streaming en la web. Muy util e interesante de seguir.
If I ever need inspiration for more recipes, I'll be looking for more of Gordon Ramsay's books for sure.
I also want to congratulate Amazon for the fast shipping, it took two working days for the product to make it to my door. Gratz~
Is it weird that I can hear his voice when I read the contents?