Gordon Ramsay's Watercress Soup With Poached Egg
1 bag of watercress
1 potato, peeled and very thinly sliced
1 Ts butter
1 cup boiling water
1 poached egg
Gordon shows us how it’s done below. Don’t miss the top tip on creating the perfect poached eggs:
10 facts about Gordon got started
Gordon was born in 1966 in Renfrewshire, Scotland and is one of four children. The family moved around until they finally settled in Stratford Upon Avon
Gordon had a promising football career ahead of him until he seriously injured his knee putting an end to his footballing dreams
Fortunately his interest in cooking had already been stimulated and he enrolled at North Oxfordshire Technical College to study hotel management
From the mid-80s his culinary journey really began. He became Commis Chef at the Wroxton House Hotel, ran the kitchen and 60 seat dining room at the Wickham Arms before moving to London where he finally took up a position at Harveys under Marco Pierre White and later Le Gavroche under Albert Roux
A year later Gordon’s French adventure began being invited to Hotel Diva in the French Alps by Albert Roux before moving to Paris and working with Michelin starred chefs, Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon
Exhausted after 3 years Gordon became a personal chef on a private yacht based in Bermuda but during this time he travelled to Sicily and Sardinia where he learned about Italian cuisine
Upon his return to London in 1993, Gordon was offered the position of head chef, under chef-patron Pierre Koffmann, at the three-Michelin-starred La Tante Claire in Chelsea.
Shortly thereafter, Marco Pierre White reentered his life, offering to set him up with a head chef position and 10% share in the Rossmore, owned by White's business partners. The restaurant was renamed Aubergine and went on to win its first Michelin star fourteen months later. In 1997, Aubergine won its second Michelin star.
At the age of 35, Ramsay decided to branch out on his own and set up his first wholly-owned and namesake restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay opened in 1998, and quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the culinary world – three Michelin stars. Today, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is London’s longest-running restaurant to hold this award, and Ramsay is one of only four chefs in the UK to maintain three stars
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Fortunately for us all, Gordon has opened restaurants around the world so it’s not only in London that you can sample his culinary expertise.
On the other hand, if you want to cook as well as Gordon, you’d better sign up to one of his masterclasses! Or perhaps you’d be satisfied just serving up your dishes on crockery approved by Mr Ramsay. If so, take a look at his home ware collection.
Gordon is married to Tana and together they have four children, including daughter Matilda who is making a name for herself with the BBC cooking show Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch on CBBC. Family is very important to Gordon and in 2014, after having been awarded an OBE, he and his wife set up the Gordon & Tana Ramsay Foundation to make a meaningful difference to the charities that are important to them. Currently they are delighted to be partnered with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity to help give some of the sickest children the best chance for life and make GOSH an even more extraordinary place. During this festive period, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants are supporting the fundraising efforts of the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation by adding a voluntary £1 donation to guest bills, alternatively, you can donate to GOSH Charity via the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation.