In this collection of recipes, Gordon Ramsay reveals some of his best-kept culinary secrets. He shows how a relatively straightforward recipe can be varied or embellished. Make a refreshing summer soup, for example,and float olive oil infused ice cubes in it - to keep it chilled and impart flavour as they melt. Prepare his salad of seared tuna with a saute of treviso and follow his techniques for caramelizing bitter leaves. The book contains numerous culinary tips, expert advice on choosing ingredients, short cuts, variations and suggestions for adapting recipes for different occasions. Included are recipes for fish and shellfish, poultry and game, meat, vegetables, salads, fruits, and breads and pastries as well as flavourings and stocks and dressings.