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Not just new recipes
on 25 September 2003
I was at first reluctant to order this book, since I have noticed in many other famous chef cookbook quite some repetition of recipes.
Surprisingly enough, this was not the case. Ramsey has put together a new collection of recipes that show a clear influence form the central-south european area (e.g. very nice pumpkin/amaretto ravioli that are typical from north of Italy).
The book is also somehow better organised in ingredients classes so as it is easier to access to the recipe than in the "chef for all season".
Besides, he has included for almost every recipe some culinary tricks that range from just presentation tricks (how to make perfect lobster medallions) to real culinary tricks (like how to do double folded ravioli).
In a nutshell, this book is a joy and an inpiration also for people who have the other books by Ramsey. And the little tips really help and suggest way of improving the presentation of the food.