Here's a video montage of Gordon Ramsey being served execrable seafood dishes


#1

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#2

Gordon Ramsey is a chef in name only, and at that I’m being kind.


#3

Him turning away anything for being too salty is laughable, enter the salt-burger:


#4

I think I understand why you say that: is it because he’s so TV-focused now? However, Ramsay has been awarded 16 Michelin stars. Only two people have earned more than he has, as far as I can tell. If that doesn’t make him a legitimate chef, I honestly do not know what could.


#5

That really doesn’t matter. What matters is, he is charming.


#6

Have you ever eaten at one of his restaurants or his food?

because I have. the guy is a chef.


#7

He’s made his fortune on the “asshole chef” trope. Fuck him!


#8

Have you seen Ramsey talking to kids? He’s like an entirely different man! Friendly, soft-spoken, and genuinely encouraging. It’s quite startling, when you’ve seen how he can talk to adult people, but it’s also really heartwarming. :slight_smile:


#9

I’m not saying he IS a dickhead (I have no way of knowing), I’m saying he made his vast sums acting like one.

Which is worse?


#10

“When you take a bite of that cod it’s almost like you’ve got a breaded condom in your mouth.”

If he has reviewed that restaurant before, it might actually be.


#11

There is in no way too much salt on that burger. Season your meat, people.


#12

You mean reality TV is fake? I need to sit down. Well, at least I still have wrestling.


#13

A propane grill? Sure, if you want food that tastes no better than a restaurant.

Edit: Also, if that’s olive oil he’s pouring on things, that doesn’t add a very good flavor when it drips and burns.


#14

I guess you don’t know the story, so I’ll get you up to speed.

Papasan used to own a restaurant and it was once reviewed badly by Mr. Ramsey.

It’s a grudge he holds to this day.


#15

Although I have only seen tiny snippets, what I have seen suggests the nasty asshole is very much kayfabe, that even the targets of his ire know what is coming. Which just makes the show all the less interesting.


#16

Man, the chef in the red smock looked visibly intoxicated.


#17

Acting like one for profit is worse, IMO; as it ‘normalizes’ uncivilized asshole behavior and rewards it, thereby encouraging others to be assholes needlessly.


#18

This. Michelin would take away his stars in a heartbeat otherwise. Once of the reasons people put up with Ramsay is that, yes, he’s a dick, but he has the skills to back it up.


#19

"Now with extra likes!"


#20

Is he, though? Or does he “just play one on tv?”

Trick question; it doesn’t actually matter.

Like the Vonnegut quote I posted above asserts, ‘pretending’ all too often ends up ‘being’.