Gary Rhodes

The doyen of smart British cookery with a modern twist, Gary Rhodes' amiable style has kept viewers returning to his television series' for the past 10 years.

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Gary studied at Broadstairs’ Catering College, Kent where he won Student of the Year award. On leaving college he secured a position at the Amsterdam Hilton but was hit by a tram and had to undergo brain surgery, a life-changing event which made him determined to succeed in his vocation.

Gary came back to England and worked for various London restaurants including the Greenhouse in Mayfair, where he developed his reputation for British classics such as oxtail and bread and butter pudding. It was here he acquired a Michelin star and at this time he filmed his first TV series Rhodes Around Britain.

Awarded an OBE in 2006 his growing empire includes Rhodes 24 in London, Arcadian Rhodes on the P&O superliner, Cumberland Rhodes and Rhodes Calabash, in Grenada. His TV work equally as successful with slots hosting Masterchef and appearances on Hell's Kitchen, the Great British Menu, and Saturday Cooks.

His relationship with Good Food Channel has been long and fruitful, fronting series of Local Food Hero and travelling the globe to film Rhodes Across India, Rhodes Across China, Rhodes Across the Caribbean and Rhodes Across Italy

Gary lives in Kent with his wife Jennie and their two sons, Samuel and George.

Read our exclusive interview with the man himself.

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Books
Time to Eat, Penguin Books Ltd, April 2010
Gary Rhodes 365: One Year. One Book. One Simple Recipe for Every Day, Michael Joseph, Oct 2008
Time to Eat (Michael Joseph Cookery), Michael Joseph, Nov 2007
Keeping it Simple, Michael Joseph, Sep 2005
Food With Friends, Ebury, 2002
Step-by-step Cookery: Over 100 Easy-to-follow Recipes and Essential Techniques, Ebury Press, 2001
Great Fast Food, Ebury Press, Nov 2000
Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams, Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 1998

Restaurants
Rhodes 24
Arcadian Rhodes
Rhodes Restaurant at Calabash, Grenada

Gary Rhodes

Gary Rhodes' Recipes



 
Beef with raisins and pine nuts
Beef with raisins and pine nuts on Rhodes across Italy

Gary Rhodes' Italian beef parcels are a tasty way to make a meal for four out of a small portion of meat

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intermediate

Total time
40 min

Egg pasta with porcini and truffle sauce
Egg pasta with porcini and truffle sauce on Rhodes across Italy

Italy’s finest ingredients make Gary Rhodes’ pasta unforgettable

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intermediate

Total time
45 min

Truffle Risotto
Truffle Risotto on Rhodes across Italy

Beppe Sardi shows Gary Rhodes how to make a classic truffle risotto in this sumptuous recipe

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easy

Total time
30 min

Barbera braised beef
Barbera braised beef on Rhodes across Italy

Let the oven to the hard work with Gary Rhodes' meltingly tender braised beef in wine

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easy

Total time
2 hrs 50 min

Chicken cacciatore
Chicken cacciatore on Rhodes across Italy

The classic combination of wine, olive and tomatoes showcases Gary Rhodes' chicken cacciatore as Italian cuisine at its best

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easy

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Veal with ham and sage
Veal with ham and sage on Rhodes across Italy

Gary Rhodes' pan fried veal Saltimbocca translates as 'jump in the mouth' in Italian because of its intense sage and Marsala wine flavours

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easy

Total time
10 min

Veal ossobuco
Veal ossobuco on Rhodes across Italy

Gary Rhodes' impressive veal shank ossobuco couldn't be simpler

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easy

Total time
2 hrs 20 min

Spaghetti carbonara
Spaghetti carbonara on Rhodes across Italy

This traditional carbonara, from Gary Rhodes, produces a beautiful creamy sauce, without using cream

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easy

Total time
30 min

Salt cod Roman style (Baccala alla Romana)
Salt cod Roman style (Baccala alla Romana) on Rhodes across Italy

Gary Rhodes and Nazzareno Menghini dish up this deliciously simple one-pot meal made with succulent salt cod

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easy

Total time
35 min

Spezzato Di Montone Alla Menta (Lamb casserole with mint)
Spezzato Di Montone Alla Menta (Lamb casserole with mint) on Rhodes across Italy

A feast for the senses - Gary Rhodes' adds chopped fresh mint to his lamb stew before serving

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 20 min