Book Review – Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsey

Humble Pie / Gordon Ramsey / 2006 / HarperCollins / ISBN 9780007229673 / 284 Pages / Memoir / Cooking Biography

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Everyone thinks they know Gordon Ramsey: rude, loud, pathologically driven, and stubborn as hell. But this is his real story.

Review –

I am a huge fan of autobiographies and have recently found a few good cooking biographies, and that it great because it combines my love of food with words. I have always been a fan of Gordon Ramsey, I mean who isn’t really? I have also wanted to know about him and his life because he really doesn’t share a lot. So when I found this book at the LifeLine Book Sale I went to I knew I had to get it and read it.

Gordon Ramsey is a great writer, I really mean it. If you have ever seen him on television, than you should know this, he writes just like he talks and it’s pretty cool how fluently and well he does that. This book Humble Pie is a great book for two reasons, you get to know Gordon Ramsey for more than he is on television, and you also get to read about him and learn about his life before and during his cooking career.

There are many things to consider when you read this book and the main one is that you can’t be offended every time you read the word F**# in the book. The book isn’t chronologically written either, so you might get confused as to when which restaurant opened when and what in his personal life happened when. I think because Ramsey wrote the book in predetermined sections/chapters, the book couldn’t really flow on chronologically. Ramseys passion for food shines through when he talks about it. There isn’t a lot about it written throughout the book and that’s a shame, but it is well done when it is done.

If you like cooking shows or cooks or even Gordon Ramsey and want to know the man behind the façade, than you need to read this book.

I give this book 4.0 out of 5 booky stars!

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2 thoughts on “Book Review – Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsey

  1. Hey! It’s hollieohs_bookreviews from Instagram! I just started my own blog this month and I’d appreciate it if you checked it out and followed 🙂 I followed yours, I never really read autobiographies but I’ll have to give this one a shot!

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    1. Hey Hollie, Hope you are well, thanks for the follow. I followed you back and even on twitter. Love your blog by the way, I’m a huge fan of pink and your posts so far are great. If you get the chance to look at some of my posts and let me know what you think that would be great. xoxoxo

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