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.