Gordon's Celebrity Cookbook Amnesty

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Mrs Womble, Jun 29, 2006.


Which Celebrity Chef would you want to get rid of

  1. Gary Rhodes

    2 vote(s)
  2. Ainsley Harriott

    3 vote(s)
  3. Antony Worrall Thompson

    1 vote(s)
  4. Nigella Lawson

    1 vote(s)
  5. Jamie Oliver

    2 vote(s)
  6. Delia Smith

    3 vote(s)
  1. Mrs Womble

    Mrs Womble Member

    Do you have celebrity cookbooks gathering dust on our shelves, unopened, unloved and full of recipes that we’d never want to cook?

    As part of the second series of the F Word, Gordon Ramsay wants to do the nation a favour by ridding people of their celebrity cookbook clutter. He's launching a Celebrity Cookbook Amnesty!!

    I thought it was a brilliant idea :clap: Has anyone got a cook book they want to get rid off? if so which one and why?. Also if you could, which Celebrity Chef would you want to get rid of all together? ;)
  2. cookie2

    cookie2 Member

    Gary Rhodes. He's a :rolleyes: .... Well put it this way, I bet he's good at making pancakes!
  3. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    No i use my Gary Rhodes book all the time. His recipes are great. I'd get rid of my Sophie Grigson one
  4. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Why is Ramsay himself not on the list?
  5. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    I'd happily get rid of Ainsley - if I had any of his books!
  6. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    Purge the pukka prat - get rid of Jamie Oliver
  7. I would happily burn a Gordon Ramsey cookbook ... although i don't know if he's actually published any ... has he?
  8. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Yes he has we've got one of them Kitchen Heaven and to be honest it's very good!
    I would happily burn Ainsley's books as I think he's more interested in his image rather than food.
    One man's books I would never burn is Rick Stein, I would fight someone to the death to protect his books.
  9. stephen2001

    stephen2001 Member

    He's brought out a new book to go with this series.
    I wonder how many of those will be sent into his amnesty!!
  10. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    A house I used to rent had the most astounding collection of cookery books (recipe for dolphin, anyone?) but my favourite one which I've never seen anywhere since was called something like Saucy Sauces and was (naturally) recipes for wonderful sauces interspersed with Edwardian porn. Hysterical. Never dared cook from it in case anyone saw me.
    Have no celebrity cookbooks apart from Delia's Red Nose Cookbook. Don't believe in em. The only worthwhile celebrity cooks are the Two Fat Ladies. Clarissa Dickson-Wright is my heroine. Watching that woman joint a hare is an education in itself.
  11. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    I'm with you on that one. I'm not a great lover of fish which obviously is his main claim to fame, but I love his passion for good food. His food heroes programme is one of my all-time favourites! :clap: