Monday, October 31, 2005
Celebrity Super Chef Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay is back...well, sorta. The hot-tempered, fiery-tongued, grill-master and gastronome of last season's Hell's Kitchen is on the small screen again, and luckily for many of us who were neither amused nor entertained by his weekly reality rantings on the Fox TV network -- not here (thank you God for sparing us this time around!) Instead, Chef Gordon Ramsay's brand new UK TV show The F Word which debuted there this past Thursday, brings you food with attitude. Gordon will not only be cooking delicious food for the guests at The F Word Restaurant, he'll be talking food, food, and more food with restaurant critic Giles Corren. From how to grow food, celebrity food fads, and what’s going on in kitchens around the country, The F Word will be cooking up a storm.
However, Gordon has been up and down the country visiting women who can't cook. He's convinced that more women than men find cooking a chore, so he's launched a campaign to get more women back in the kitchen.
The former professional footballer said that while more and more men were making their mark in the kitchen, far too many women were surviving on a daily diet of expensive and unhealthy ready-made meals.
"I have been visiting ladies' houses up and down the country with our film crew and you'd be amazed how little cooking the girls are doing," he said. "When they eat, they cheat - it's ready meals and pre-prepared meals all the way. Seriously, there are huge numbers of young women out there who know how to mix cocktails but can't cook to save their lives, whereas men are finding their way into the kitchen in ever-growing numbers. Trust me: I am only telling you what I've discovered."
Of course, the absolute topper for all the comments made above, appears to be the fact that they might be coming as a bit of a shock to Ramsay's wife, Tana, who is said to be the one doing all the cooking for their four young children in a separate kitchen at home.
Therefore, I'll just stop right about here and allow you guys to draw your own conclusions about Gordon, his views, his...oh, well...here
And that's about it for me today.