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Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape



Gordon Ramsay’s most recent TV series Great Escape is a culinary journey around India.  The book by the master chef is an extension of the series.

Ramsay was fascinated with Indian food ever since, as he puts it, his mother served him his first inauthentic curry ,sprinkled with curry powder and sultanas. Ramsay takes us on a delightful visual and gastronomical journey through some parts of India and its cuisines. The 100 recipes in the book are for a western audience and label ingredients found easily in most parts of the world. The recipes follow a standard form that is synonymous with Ramsay’s name.

The Book features Britain’s much loved Chicken Tikka Masala. It also has other unique dishes like spicy tomato and coconut soup, dry crab curry and sweet potatoes with panch phoren.

There is a comprehensive glossary on Indian food details the spices and utensils required for Indian cooking . The fantastic photography adds to the appeal of the book.

The book has plenty of supporting information without becoming weighty and heavy. A real must-have for anyone who loves Indian food and cooking.

An excellent book to gift and have in your collection. Try some of these recipes.

Gordon Ramsay


272 pages


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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