Synopsis from Grand Central Publishing:
Packed with recipes that are max 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook, RAMSAY IN 10 is your new everyday cookbook.
In Ramsay in 10, superstar chef, Gordon Ramsay, returns with 100 new and delicious recipes inspired by his YouTube series watched by millions across the globe – you’ll be challenged to get creative in the kitchen and learn how to cook incredible, flavorsome dishes in just ten minutes.
Whether you need something super quick to assemble, like his Microwave Sticky Toffee Pudding, or you’re looking to impress the whole family, with a tasty One Pan Pumpkin Pasta or some Chicken Souvlaki – these are recipes guaranteed to become instant classics and with each time you cook, you’ll get faster and faster with Gordon’s shortcuts to speed up your cooking, reduce your prep times and get the very best from simple, fresh ingredients.
‘When I’m shooting Ramsay in 10, I’m genuinely full of excitement and energy because I get to show everyone how to really cook with confidence. It doesn’t matter if it takes you 10 minutes, 12 minutes or even 15 minutes, to me, it’s about sharing my 25 years’ of knowledge, expertise and hands-on experience, to make everyone feel like better, happier cooks.’ — Gordon Ramsay
This is fine food at its fastest and fast food at its finest.
About: Ramsay in 10 is cookbook written by Gordon Ramsay and photographed by Jamie Orlando Smith. It was published on 11/2/2021 by Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, hardcover, 256 pages. The genres are cookbook, nonfiction, and cooking. According to the publisher’s website, “Grand Central Publishing, formerly Warner Books, came into existence in 1970 when Warner Communications acquired the Paperback Library, subsequently publishing paperback reprints editions of such bestsellers as Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose. Today Grand Central Publishing reaches a diverse audience through hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market imprints that cater to every kind of reader.” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started cooking a dish in Ramsay in 10 called Warung-style fried noodles on 11/23/2021. I honestly didn’t prepare well when I wanted to cook this dish. I was at the supermarket and wanted to eat noodles but I didn’t have a copy of the recipe with me so I couldn’t buy all of the ingredients. I bought what I could remember from reading the recipe previously. So in this dish on my first attempt, I missed ground coriander, ginger and garlic paste. I did use fresh garlic though. I substituted shrimp for bacon and sweet potatoes starch noodles instead of flat rice noodles as well as mung bean sprouts instead of bean sprouts. Oh! And leek instead of scallions. Despite missing a few ingredients, I enjoyed the meal a lot. I planned to cook this dish again soon! I cooked a big portion so it didn’t meet 10 minutes mark. But I had second helpings! The recipe was easy to follow. If you have an oriental market nearby, you can find all ingredients in there I believe. I got the noodles, bok choy, leek, and sprouts at a Korean supermarket near my house.
On 12/11/2021 I tried cooking Blackened steak with kimchi fried rice. I skipped the pickled radish portion of this dish. The only missing ingredient in this dish was the chopped chili. I didn’t want it spicy in case my kids eat it. One mistake I made was my misunderstanding of the recipe. I didn’t know to cook the flank steak as a whole piece or cut up. I cut it out before cooking so it came out well done instead of medium. I loved this meal. It was definitely quick to cook. Again, I visited a Korean supermarket for kimchi but you could buy it at Costco. This cookbook introduced me to flank steak. It’s my first time eating it. I have eaten prime rib eye, filet mignon, t-bone, but not this.
I have marked down a few other dishes to try. I will add more pictures in the coming months as I try new dishes. But for now, I’m sharing this book and what I have cooked so far so you can check it out too! There are 100 recipes packed in this book!
The title of this book says Ramsay in 10 is a promise that every dish in this book will take 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook. But of course, that’s only for chefs, chef Gordon explains it as well in his introduction page that it will take us longer when we cook it at home only because we don’t know the recipe well and he has had years of cooking. That doesn’t mean the servings are for just one or two. I see there are many dishes meant for four people too. This cookbook opens up to a table of contents. There are pictures of the chef, Gordon Ramsay cooking with his family throughout the book. Next, an introduction page, introduces readers that this cookbook was inspired by his YouTube channel. I rarely watch YouTube because I’m racing to read as many books as I can because I’m a book reviewer so I don’t know Gordon Ramsay and his cooking channel. My mom likes to cook so she knows him and watches his YouTube channel. I know him now because I have his cookbook on my shelf and I’m reading about him!
There’s a page to give readers an overview of the cookbook. There are recipes for Fast Food, Great Food, Clever Short Cuts, etc and explanations to symbols such as V for Vegetarian dishes and VG for Vegan dishes. Another page chef Gordon wants and it’s for readers to follow a few rules to guarantee cooking good food fast. Those are to buy good fresh ingredients, to buy chopped ready cooked ingredients, to read recipes before you cook, to get organized, and more. Reading through this page taught me about grill pan. Looks like I need one!
I like reading through the explanations of different pastes under the page chef Gordon called Quick-fix flavors. I love that this cookbook uses pastes from Middle Eastern, Japan, Korean, Indonesia, etc because that means that there are recipes to meet everyone’s taste. To me, I’m excited to try other countries’ foods! I’m not sure about trying anchovy paste though! I probably won’t use the short-cut ingredients because I like fresh foods if I can find it. From the list, I see ginger/garlic paste are among them. I guess it was fine that I used fresh garlic in the warung-style noodles. I like the advice on using unsalted butter to cook. But how can I tell my lemons is unwaxed?
Ramsay in 10 cookbook is organized in this order: Eggs & Cheese, Pasta, Rice & Noodles, Chicken & Duck, Beef, Lamb & Pork, Fish & Seafood, Vegetarian & Vegan, and Desserts which were all listed under table of contents.
I love this cookbook. There are so many dishes I want to eat! I recently watched a little bit of Ramsay’s Uncharted on Disney+ when he traveled to Laos to experience their cooking and fishing. He swears a lot but TV bleeps it out lol.
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Author:
Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and initially aspired to be a professional footballer. However, when an injury prematurely put an end to any hopes of a promising career on the pitch, Ramsay went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some of the world’s leading chefs.
Now internationally renowned and holding seven Michelin stars, Ramsay has opened 34 restaurants globally including Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. Ramsay has also become a star of the small screen in the US and UK, and earned himself an Emmy nomination in 2017. Ramsay has released a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world; his latest cookbook is Gordon Ramsay’s Quick and Delicious.
A keen triathlete, Gordon lives with his wife Tana and five children, Megan, twins Jack & Holly, Tilly and newest member of the family, Oscar. He divides his time between London, Los Angeles and Cornwall. (Photo and info obtained from Grand Central Publishing’s website).
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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing for the opportunity to read, cook, and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.