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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (2 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844006360
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844006366
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 3.1 x 25.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gordon Ramsay's radical career change at 17 years old led him to London and to fame and fortune as chef, restaurant-empire-builder and celebrity. He has earned an extraordinary 12 Michelin stars for his restaurants in London and New York.

Now a celebrated television presenter, Gordon's award-winning television series include Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word and Hell's Kitchen.

He has published many bestselling cookbooks including Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy, Sunday Lunch, Fast Food, 3*** Chef, Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite and Ramsay's Best Menus - all published by Quadrille.

Gordon was appointed OBE in 2006.

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"Exciting new recipes from Gordon Ramsay" -- Good Housekeeping, June 2008

"Fresh ingredients and deliciously healthy treats that can be thrown together fast"
-- Top Sante, May 2008

"Gordon shows there is no need to scrimp on flavour when eating healthily, and there are also great salads and nutritious meals that take minutes to prepare." -- Hello, 17th June 2008

"Gordon's approach to healthy eating comes from the heart, and this book...is packed with good advice simple recipes and enticing photrographs." -- BBC Good Food magazine, August 2008

"It's easy to eat healthily without sacrificing taste or enjoyment" -- Sainsbury's Magazine, July 2008

A new recipe book collecting together over 125 mouthwatering recipes, centered around healthy living....making extraordinary and delicious dishes that focus on staying in th peak of good health. -- Latest Homes, 15th May, 2008

Get in shape with delicious recipes from Gordon Ramsay's new book Healthy Appetite.
-- The Times Body & Soul, 26th April, 2008

He's tackled fast food- now Gordon Ramsay has set his sights on our expanding waistlines, creating delicious new recipes that are big on taste but not on calories. -- The Times Magazine, 26th April, 2008

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"Gordon's approach to healthy eating comes from the heart, and this book...is packed with good advice simple recipes and enticing photrographs."

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By lcollens on 9 Jun. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have quite a few Gordon Ramsey books and I consider myself to be a more than competent cook at home. Modest I know. I like to cook for people and I have a strong interest (some would say obsesession bordering on fetish) in food, where foods comes from, breeds, varieties, seasons etc. However, I do find that a lot of cook books out on the market, particularly from chefs yet alone Michellin starred chefs go too far. They seek to give tangible copies of the fantasy of their restaurants in your home, initially in hard back.

This is the first of his books that I have found myself using almost daily. I have a girlfriend who is on WeightWatchers at the moment and if any of you are going through that experience of looking at ingredients, trying to manage your points, you don't believe that X ingredient can be tasty etc then this book is really an asset in order to see what combination work well and do not compromise taste. What I like about this book is that I think it really reflects that kind of things that I eat for myself anyway and it either provides a different way of making/presenting things or it just simply gives me new ideas.

Ramsey is very clear that this is not a diet book as discussed by another reviewer. It is not a diet book. Not at all. But it is a book to keep close to you when you have seen things in supermarkets and you're either not sure what they are or you would like to know what to do with them. I am not a baker but I have made so many of his muffin recommendations since I have bought the book much to the delight of my housemate and, again, said girlfriend.

I would highly recommend this book over many of his others if not for the fact that it is far more practical and I would encourage anyone to have a crack at some of the recipes in it. I do raise an eyebrow at the dessert section of any book claiming to be healthy but I think that again he has made an admirable effort here and should be commended for it.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By William the Almost Great on 20 Jun. 2008
Format: Hardcover
GORDON RAMSAY'S HEALTHY APPETITE is a must have for those who want great tasting food without all the calories and fat. It seems some have been put off by the fact that this is not a diet book. No one ever said it was. Rather, it is a healthy approach to eating without blowing your entire way of living out of the water. What Ramsay wants to make clear (I believe) is that there are several factors involved in healthy eating: proportion, moderation, seasoning, and the right combination of foods, just to name a few.

Highlights for me include the "Four Cabbage Coleslaw," the "Penne Primavera," and the "Pot roast sirloin of beef." Other may warm to the "Glazed Gammon with pineapple Salsa," which I haven't tried yet but will soon.

While the recipes are the main thing, there's also chapters on the "bad" fats and getting the right balance of things on the plate. Overall a great cookbook, on the same par for me as DELIA'S HOW TO CHEAT and THE KITCHEN DIARIES. Anyway you slice it, Ramsay has it going on, hands down!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mark68068 on 14 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A friend introduced me to this book when they cooked something from it one day. I bought it soon after and have cooked a great many of the recipes. I haven't found one that isn't a) easy to make and b) delicious. My kids love it when they know we've cooking something from this book as everything has been very successful.

The great thing is that with a staple cupboard of a few quality and easy to obtain ingredients - Mirin, Soy Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Sake, Hoi Sin Sauce, Sesame Oil etc. - you have the basis for many of the recipes. Nothing in this book is too difficult and although there are recipes that involve some marinating the actual cooking part tends to be quick and easy. There's nothing more daunting than an endless list of ingredients, but this book tries to keep it reasonably simple yet the flavours are absolutely vibrant. The punch line of course is that the food you end up with is healthy and nutritional - the delicious flavours are a mere bonus!

Perfect as a starter cook book for anyone who enjoys a taste of the orient and good, healthy food.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Green on 17 May 2008
Format: Hardcover
A brilliant cookery book that shows how you can follow a healthy diet and still enjoy cooking and eating delicious food!

I particularly like the 'Healthy Cooking Techniques' section and the nutritional guidance - such as how to avoid 'bad' fats and how to eat a balanced diet.

I've tried some of the recipes - the steamed prawns with black bean sauce and the vanilla panna cotta with blueberry sauce are absolutely yummy! If you're a foodie who wants to be healthy, buy this book!
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But......if a 'Herb Omelette with Cherry Tomatoes' is more your breakfast choice.........that is here, too.
Based on that, I think, it would be fair to say that Healthy Appetite is unlikely to disappoint many.

'After all, a big part of living a good life is the enjoyment of food', and you can't say fairer than that?

Gordon isn't the first and he won't be the last to quote:
'What you are is what you eat' or words to that effect...

From the introduction:

'Healthy eating is a topic close to my heart.
I've been passionate about leaving a healthy lifestyle for many years now...

Now let me clarify: this is not a diet book.

Those who know me know that I don't believe in faddy diets.
I do, however, believe that I can prepare and serve healthy food without jeopardising taste and flavour, or drastically changing my style of cooking. Whether it's an elegant dinner party or a simple mid-week supper, a few simple adjustments are all that's needed to make our favourite meals that bit more balanced...lower in fat and calories yet rich in energy-giving nutrients.
Choosing the right ingredients is the core of healthy eating. It's not just a matter of selecting the leanest cuts of meat and reducing the amount of fat we consume, it helps to know which ingredients are at their peak at any given time, both in terms of flavour and nutrition.........
When it comes to putting a healthy dish together, balance and moderation are key. It's not simply a matter of putting the right types of food on a plate. How the food is cooked and seasoned and how the whole menu comes together are just as important.
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