Bare basics by Ramsay
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.