Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Key Porter Books; 1St Edition edition (October 14, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 10.7 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #911,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #367 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Professional Cooking #2739 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Entertaining & Holidays
Where to begin?This book is truly a coffeetable book; at over 13 inches in height, it won't fit on any of my book shelves (and I own Peterson's "Cooking", which does.)Literally the first half of the book (128 out of 256 pages) consists of photographs of food, photographs of Gordon Ramsay, photographs of Gordon Ramsay touching food and quotes by and about Gordon Ramsay. Well, the book *is* named "Three Star Chef", not "Three Star Food".The second half of the book consists of 50 recipes: 16 appetizers, 17 entrees and 17 desserts, followed by a section called "Basics" which describes the procedures for making assorted stocks, sauces, purees, etc.Another reviewer of this book asserted that it is not for the novice cook. This is something of an understatement. Let me give you a sense of what is involved in the production of what I consider one of the most approachable of the entrees, the roasted filet of beef with a truffle and root vegetable infusion:This dish is composed from five elements: braised shank of beef, a clarified stock (made from the beef shank), vegetable garnish, beef filet, and a truffle and root vegetable infusion. The braising of the beef shank takes several hours, after which the meat is shredded and flattened into very thin wafers which are refrigerated overnight. The stock from the braise is then reduced and clarified. The vegetable garnish is simply blanched. The beef filet is pan-seared then oven-roasted. The truffle and root vegetable infusion is created by simmering the vegetables in the clarified stock and straining. The braised beef wafer (warmed to room temperature), the vegetable garnish, the beef filet and the infusion are then plated and served.
Gordon Ramsay's Three Star Chef Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape: 100 Recipes Inspired by Asia Gordon Ramsay's Great British Pub Food Gordon Ramsay: On Top of the World Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen: Easy and Delicious New Twists on 10 Cuisines Star Trek: Voyages of Imagination: The Star Trek Fiction Companion: The "Star Trek" Fiction Companion Star Wars: Star Wars Character Description Guide (A New Hope) (Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Book 1) Star Wars Galaxy Tiles: A Star Wars Supplement (Star Wars Accessory) Star Wars Miniatures Ultimate Missions: Clone Strike: A Star Wars Miniatures Game Product (Star Wars Miniatures Product) Star Wars Jedi Academy: A Star Wars Miniatures Booster Expansion (Star Wars Miniatures Product) Ramsay's British Diecast Model Toy Catalogue Gordon's Great Escape Southeast Asia: 100 of my favourite Southeast Asian recipes Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary The Mahdi of Sudan and the Death of General Gordon Land, Labour and Agriculture, 1700-1920: Essays for Gordon Mingay Introducing Fractal Geometry New Edition by Lesmior-Gordon, Nigel published by Icon Books Ltd (2006) Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price Guide to Series Books: Movie & TV Tie-ins from Star Wars to Star Trek The Star Trek Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded Edition (Star Trek: All)