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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rhodes Around Britain (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Rhodes Around Britain (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Open Rhodes Around Britain (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Cut Rhodes (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gary Rhodes' Fabulous Food (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gary Rhodes At The Table (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cook Pack (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Fast Food (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gary Rhodes New Classics (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gary Rhodes Step-By-Step Cookery (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gary Rhodes Cookery Year: Autumn Into Winter (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gary Rhodes Cookery Year: Spring into Summer (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Food for Friends (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Complete Cookery Year (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping it Simple (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Kitchen Cookbook (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time To Eat (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great British Food (With: Marcus Wareing) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gary Rhodes 365 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great British Food Revival(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Gary Rhodes was an English cookery writer, chef, and restaurateur famously known for his love of British cuisine. He led shows such as MasterChef USA, MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen, and Rhodes Around Britain. Additionally, Rhodes owned a line of bread mixes and cookware in London. One key attribute that led to his success was his attention to detail. For example, every move he made and technique he employed was done meticulously, with deftness and precision. Rhodes was a trained chef who imported French cooking techniques to British dishes and improved on them while keeping them original. No detail or ingredient was left out in his cookbooks, and this approach saw him win his first Michelin Star when he was only 26 years and later an OBE in 2006 for his services to the hospitality industry.

On television, Rhodes was well-spoken, enthusiastic, and polite, making him more endearing. He was the type of chef who would make anyone interested in cooking and want to spend more time learning new cooking techniques and ingredients in the kitchen. Rhodes rarely missed an episode on television during the late 1900s, and early 2000’s and his spiky hair trademark saw many folks view him as gimmicky. As the fickle eye of entertainment faded through competition from other young chefs, Rhodes would feature on television rarely. However, this didn’t fade away from his book and accompanying TV shows in which he was featured.

Gary Rhode’s 1999 New British Classics is not your typical cookbook; it’s a book that many refer to as a work of scholarship too. Through this book, the author examines the background of our food, how it has evolved over the years, and how traditions such as Sunday have influenced our food. During the late 19th century, eating food in the middle of the day became a widely accepted norm. When everyone was expected to rest, Sunday became a day when families would gather and share a meal at lunchtime. The British Isles were famous for their meat, so it was normal for a roast piece of meat to be available on the Sunday lunch table.

In addition to providing recipes for familiar and beloved portions like roast rib of beef and lamb legs, Gary preserves the tradition. How about having separate roast beef, where a joint of sirloin is cut into pieces before grilling, and each piece gets roasted and eaten with bitter onions? Recipes are provided for all the traditional side dishes, including roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, and roast vegetables. The book also frequently includes cross-references to additional recipes that can be used in place of or in addition to those provided.
This cookbook contains more than 300 recipes in 24 sections, some covering specific ingredients such as eggs and cheese, a specific meal (high tea and afternoon tea) or a particular type of food, for example, soups.

Each section in the book has the same well-crafted and researched introduction. The weather is not nice today; let us look at Picnics and figure out if we can brighten our lives. The concept of picnics originated in the late 17th century and initially never meant a meal eaten in the open air until in 1815, when picnics were given as a celebration of Napoleon’s defeat, when the word came to mean a meal taken outside. There are a variety of recipes ranging from meals for vegetarians and for those who eat meat. The recipes in the book are precise and clear without an overly extended list of ingredients, and most of the recipes are within the scope of the cook with little to no experience.

First published in 2000, At the Table see’s Gary Rhodes dives even deeper into the riches of the British cuisine tradition to craft some of the most delicious recipes that blend modern flavors with the best flavors of the past. Contemporary British dishes include Almond and Trout tart with Nut Brown Butter Dressing, Sweet Red Pepper Potatoes, and Crusted Lamb with Creamy Ham. Additionally, the author creates exciting puddings such as the Bitter Sweet Strawberry Tart with Mascarpone Cheesecake Cream.

Gary demonstrates how to combine different foods to create the ideal menu, from a short, casual supper for two to a grand dinner party to amaze your guests, emphasizing matching flavors and the depth of each course. It goes without saying that maintaining a career like Rhodes’s requires a team effort, and the numerous recognitions in the book’s front corroborate that idea. However, the chef cooked every dish for the book, and his writing style is clearly discernible in the text and the recipes.

Like with all of Rhodes’s dishes, the titles frequently contain quotation marks to imply that not everything is as it seems, like in the case of Pigeon and Red Onion, “Pasty,” which turns out to be a pithivier. There are a ton more instances. It’s a bothersome affixation and reflects Rhodes’ a bit excessive attitude. The book design, nevertheless, is superb and makes fantastic use of color. Some genuine jewels include a delicious crab salad, duck with spiced plums, and a delicious pear parfait. The photography is excellent. Rhodes is a brilliant and competent chef, and his cuisine might be difficult for the average home cook. It could take more time to prepare and plan to use this book, and you might need to modify the recipes to fit your skills, but the result will be worthwhile.

First published in 2005, Keeping It Simple is a cookbook that maintains Gary Rhode’s reputation as one of the best cookbook authors of British cuisine. Rhodes truly believes that the best way to cook food is to do it in the simplest way. In Keeping It Simple, Gary strips out the intricate methods and fiddly instructions to make it easier and get the maximum flavor from simple ingredients. In more than 200 recipes in the book, the author demonstrates the basics of cooking and explains how to get the best results by doing the little as possible. Keeping It Simple is not only a simple book for beginners but also a tribute to flavor and simplicity.

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