Bare ba­sics by Ram­say

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SATURDAY EXTRA -

over­hauled fail­ing restau­rants, taught pris­on­ers how to bake and ranted at celebri­ties over their poor per­for­mance in the kitchen. But Gor­don Ram­say’s lat­est TV and book ven­ture sees him go back to ba­sics – plain and sim­ple cook­ing. For Ul­ti­mate Cook­ery Course, the Miche­lin-starred chef aims to strip away the com­plex­ity of fancy res­tau­rant cook­ing and show his fans how to pre­pare straight-for­ward, tasty dishes at home. He shares a wealth of tips and tricks from his years as a pro­fes­sional chef – such as what to look for when buy­ing a pan and how to chop an onion – to give home cooks that al­limpor­tant con­fi­dence in the kitchen. ‘‘I re­ally think that’s what sep­a­rates good cooks from the medi­ocre ones,’’ writes Ram­say.

‘‘Sure, you need to be able to mas­ter a few ba­sics, but be­ing able to act boldly and de­ci­sively, to have the con­fi­dence to ramp up the sea­son­ing, for ex­am­ple, or to turn the gas up high and use the heat to your ad­van­tage – that’s the real se­cret.’’

Com­ing in 2013.

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