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Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams [Hardcover]

Gary Rhodes
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1 Oct 1998
A collection of recipes for over 120 British puddings, both traditional and new. Each recipe is personally introduced, fully explained and made as simple to follow as possible. With step-by-step recipes for sauces, custards and pastries too, and 75 colour photographs. Originally published in 1998.


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  • Hardcover: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton; 1st edition (1 Oct 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340712392
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340712399
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 24.1 x 28.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 379,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gary Rhodes may be most famous for his spiky hair and cheeky grin to a television camera, but it his devotion to British food, and British puddings in particular, that has seen him awarded Michelin stars at three different restaurants. Sweet Dreams--the author of Rhodes Around Britain and patron of City Rhode restaurant does love his puns--is a collection of traditional and modern puddings which are do-able as well as being utterly gorgeous. His accounts of old favourites like treacle tart, spotted dick and bread and butter pudding all respect the classical simplicity of these dishes yet manage to give them a modern presentational twist. He has resurrected some old puddings like gypsy tart--"one of the few school dinners I ever looked forward to," he says. "When I eventually got hold of the recipe I couldn't believe how easy it was,"--and of course invented a few new ones. Along with a helpful guide to all the basic preparations and techniques--pastry, creams, biscuits, chocolate and of course sugar-- Sweet Dreams is all you need to know about the sticky, the fruity and the yummy. --Nick Wroe

About the Author

Gary Rhodes is one of Britain`s most popular celebrity chefs. In 1997 he set up his restaurant City Rhodes which has just been awarded its first Michelin Star. He is best known for his several BBC TV series and tie-in books, including `Rhodes Around Britain`, `More Rhodes Around Britain`, `Open Rhodes Around Britain`, `Roald Dahl`s Revolting Recipes` and `Gary Rhodes`. In 1994 he was voted Television Food and Wine Personality of the Year by BBC Good Food Magazine and Sunday Express readers. He won the Special Award at the Hotel & Caterer Magazine Awards (the catering industry`s Oscars) in 1996 for his contribution to the British food industry. He lives with his wife and two sons in Kent.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
Every recipe I've tried works! As with his other books, Gary Rhodes' funny introductions to each recipe make the book come to life - I even read it in bed!! It's truly sinful stuff which created my own sweet dreams of the best of British puddings. He is an underrated genius when it comes to cooking. Well done Gary! Another winner for my kitchen shelf!
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply amazing 19 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I was introduced to a Gary Rhodes recipe book three years ago , now I have four of them. I live in Italy where the food is said to be the best...but all of my Italian friends can't wait to be invited to this English woman's house for his Sweeet Dreams,,,,,, everyone has been converted to Rhodes' desserts and many other recipes, like the good old yorkshire pudding so who needs Italian food when we have Gary Rhodes
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Dessert Cookbook Available!! 19 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
It is a common stereotype that the Brits know nothing about food.....being a foreigner (Chinese) and having lived in the UK for 3 years, I often have to try hard to prove many wrong and that the UK is indeed an isle of plenty with wholesome fresh produce, talented chefs and interesting dishes.
Many times, I get stupid responses like: " Prove it to me!" Well, with this dessert book by Gary Rhodes, I can finally make them eat their words!
I am looking forward to more books by Gary Rhodes in the near future! Mr Rhodes, you deserve a medal and a nation's highest honour for doing so much justice to British food! Well done!!
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