March 2010

Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite: Recipes from the F Word. Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite.
Key Porter Books.
Toronto, Canada. 2008.
ISBN: 9781554701339.

The F Word is a television show featuring British (technically, Scottish) chef and restauranteur Gordon Ramsay. Ramsay, who owns a number of highly-respected Michelin star restaurants has featured in a number of "reality" cooking shows, including Kitchen Nightmares, and Hell's Kitchen. The recipes in Healthy Appetite are derived from Ramsay's BBC America show Gordon Ramsay's F Word. The concept of the show is simple; Ramsay works with celebrity cooks to prepare a three-course meal for 50 diners using recipes that can be prepared at home. The tricky part is that the diners get to decide if the food is acceptable, and whether or not they'll pay the bill.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from An Accidental Country Girl Ree Drummond


Ree Drummond.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks.
Harper Collins, NY. 2009.
ISBN: 978-0-06-165819-8

Ree Drummond, after college in Southern California, was planning to pack it up and move to Chicago and start law school. But during a visit to her parents, she met, became smitten by, and married the Oklahoma rancher she blogs about as "Marlboro Man." In 2006 she started blogging about cooking and ranch life, and over time added blogs about homeschooling and photography to her site. The Pioneer Woman Cooks is not only a large Website, with five blogs and a community portal, it's the title of Ree Drummond's New York Times best-selling cookbook.