Hell In The Kitchen by Ian Little

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Why recommend a book that I’m not finished reading, you ask? Well. Firstly because the part of it that I’ve read so far is really brilliant, and the author is giving it away for free today and tomorrow also. Secondly because I’m really slow. And thirdly because the next up for review in my pile is Mulligans Reach by Jennie Orbell. I’m not quite finished reading that one either and I wouldn’t want to steal its well deserved thunder.


I bought Hell In The Kitchen some time ago for real money and it’s worth every penny. I love the cooking programmes, and I also love the funny. This book is hilarious and I know my friends will enjoy reading it. When my review for it goes live, I plan on forcing Ian Little to answer lots of impertinent questions, the answers to which I’ll definitely share with you. So – without further ado.

Check out Electa Graham’s post and interview. Their chat is just as funny as the book!


You can keep up with Ian via his blog; http://ianlittlenovels.blogspot.co.uk/ or by following him on twitter by searching for @iantweetz .

Here it is – the very, very funny Hell In The Kitchen by Ian Little.


Welcome to the high pressure world of the professional kitchen. Gary Pansey has become the face of the culinary world. He’s everywhere with his TV shows, cookbooks and A list celebrity events. He’s sexier than Nigella, looks better naked than Jamie Oliver, and can still teach Delia a thing or two about cooking eggs.

Read about his journey from shy schoolboy (‘Can’t you cook something that goes with this Scotch?’ his Mam asks) and how he was whipped up into shape by sadistic, brooding mentor Jake (‘In Dedbridge you have to drive the wrong way up one-way streets, you get pulled over if you don’t’).

Long hours in hot kitchens lead to steamy sessions in the bedroom, it all pays off for young Gary. Why is he one of the lucky ones? It’s difficult to get out of Dedbridge with a police escort, how did he manage it with just a spatula?

Hell in the Kitchen is a satirical peek into the restaurant world and its celebrity chefs.

Contains adult language and cake. Food is love, after all.

Check out his other two books while you’re there.



Till next time friends. xxx


2 thoughts on “Hell In The Kitchen by Ian Little

    Patrick Jones said:
    March 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    If you say it’s good, I believe it! Picked up free! Thanks Jo!!


      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you Patrick! Ian’s hilarious, and a really nice guy too. xx


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