Gordon Ramsay: ‘I never wanted to be a TV chef’, in fact he did not intend to be a chef at all

Mother’s little helper I was born in Scotland in 1966 and lived there until I was five. Most of my childhood was spent in Stratford-upon-Avon, in England. Growing up I used to watch Mum cook; she would bake bread and make the most amazing pies. At home we would have proper humble, rustic food, from stews and soups, to classic Sunday roasts. I was a great eater and I grew up unfussy because it was almost rude to leave anything your mother cooked. It was that kind of household. Mum used to…

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