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Humble Pie

By Gordon Ramsay

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Format: Hardback, 304 pages
Other Information: 10 b/w, 40 col plates (24pp)
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 August 2006
Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story...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, his failed first career as a footballer, his working relationship (and subsequent feud) with Marco Pierre White: 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 brother has a long-documented struggle with drug addiction and has spent time in prison. Now, he is clean and his real story is told for the first time - Gordon's early career: Gordon was Marco Pierre White's protege at the legendarily brutal kitchen at Harvey's, and now speaks out about the controversial truth behind their falling-out and subsequent feud. Gordon also discusses 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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/ Key title Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story... / Gordon Ramsay is the most high-profile chef in the country, and is a huge personality because of his media work. / He has two massively successful TV series' behind him: the BAFTA-winning 'Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares' and 'Hell's Kitchen', which attracted over 8 million viewers. / Has a strong readership through his 7 bestselling cookery books. / This is the first time he has told his side of his fiery clashes with chefs and tv personalities alike / Full promotion with signings, press and TV: Gordon is as committed to his book as he is to everything he does. / National nationwide consumer campaign on Launch, including double-decker bus-sides and other outdoor media. / Bespoke promotions/prizes available including dinner at the chef's table and charity link ups. / Second consumer campaign in the run up to Christmas, to be made up of Co-op media.

EAN: 9780007229673
ISBN: 0007229674
Publisher: HarperCollins Entertainment
Dimensions: 24 x 15.9 centimetres (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

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Gemma Eyles on
This book is a great read for fans of Gordon Ramsay - it really does provide a good, honest insight into the life of one of the world's best and most down to earth Chef's. Definitely from humble beginnings, Gordon's story is interesting, relatable and written well (I can actually hear him saying the words). Highly recommended.
louise Cowan on
I loved this book. Very easy reading- but he writes like he talks so the F word is used occasionally!! Fascinating insight into the kitchens of some of the top London restaurants - and opens your eyes to the real stress in the kitchen. Also very personal on the real Gordon Ramsey.

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