TV&aposs most famous chef, Gordon Ramsay, throws open the doors to his home and reveals what he cooks, away from the frantic pace of his restaurant kitchen, in a relaxed domestic setting. Retaining all of his trademark excitement and passion for food, bestselling Cooking for Friends is packed with simple, seasonal, modern British recipes. Now in paperback, Gordon gathers together over 100 inspiring recipes that everyone will enjoy cooking and sharing, perfect for a celebratory dinner with friends or simple Sunday night suppers. Discover ways to quickly and easily whip up delicious Chorizo, Broad bean and Mint Couscous, Scallop Brochettes with Coriander and Chilli Butter, Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Cream Tarts and Toffee and Chocolate Steamed Pudding. Recipes that extol the virtues of supporting local producers and farmers&apos markets, which may also be cooked with seasonal fresh ingredients that haven&apost travelled miles to reach our plates and which celebrate the wealth of regional dishes available to us from Cornish Crab Soup to Bakewell Tarts. With chapters covering Hot and Cold Soups; Pasta and Grains; Fish and Shellfish; Meat and Poultry; Pies and Tarts; Vegetables and Salads; Puddings and Ices and Coffee and Chocolate, each recipe delivers stunning results.
“As a chef, I work at a thousand miles an hour, but when I&aposm at home, I need to slow down.”
way from the high-octane energy of the professional kitchen, Gordon Ramsay makes meals at home that are more relaxed, where cooking is fun and everyone gets involved in preparing food for family and friends. The way Gordon cooks here embodies his strongly held views: use in-season, fresh ingredients at their peak; reinforce local producers and farmers&apos markets whenever imaginable; and celebrate the food culture and its many influences.
And at the same time as Gordon loves to celebrate traditional food, he proves that it doesn&apost need to be boring, bland, or uninventive. Cooking for Friends is full of Gordon&aposs best-loved versions of classic dishes—try a slow-cooked dish like Honey Roast Ham or Corn-Fed Chicken Legs with Braised Peas and Onions, or invite people around for a Sunday lunch of Roast Rib-Eye with Caramelized Shallot and Red Wine Gravy. Cook the ultimate in comfort food, Shepherd&aposs Pie with Branston Pickle or Bakewell Tart, and get the kids involved in making Farfalle with Bacon, Peas, and Sage or Grilled Vegetable Lasagne.
Cooking for Friends contains more than one hundred of Gordon&aposs favorite recipes that he loves to cook and eat with family and friends—uncomplicated recipes but all with Gordon&aposs remarkable feeling for flavor and his unusual technical know-how.
Sample Recipes from Cooking for Friends
Mixed Berry Tartlets