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Monday, December 20, 2010

Gordon Ramsay's Cookbook May Be Fatty, But Fatty Ain't Bad

Gordon Ramsay'sWorld Kitchen: Recipes from the F-Word” has topped 2010's unhealthiest cookbooks by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. And while this watchdog committee maybe down on Ramsay’s latest publication, one has to wonder why the media is echoing their review. If you take the time to look through the book, nowhere does it say “recipes for every day eating”, nor does it allude to healthy food. The book is actually described as a composition of Gordon Ramsay’s favorite recipes from around the world (hence the title).

Moreover, can you remember the last time you picked a cookbook based on a PCRM review? I know I can't. If you are going to ban Ramsay’s cookbook for its fatty contents, then you might as well rule out Julia Childs’ cookbooks as well, since most of her recipes are saturated in butter. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a creamy buttery dish now and then, as long as it’s in moderation.

We know Gordon Ramsay hasn’t done much to earn our love, but in this case, it seems the media is just reaching.

It looks like Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares isn’t just about the restaurant anymore. According to The Daily Mirror, the Kitchen Nightmares’ star and executive producer has added a number of irrelevant questions to the Kitchen Nightmares contestant application. How much a contestant weighs, as well as their height, eye and hair color are just a few of the questions that have been added. But my favorites of all of them are these:
  • Have you ever had a restraining order filed against you?
  • Does your family have a history of depression?
  • Are you easily upset?

Actually, the one regarding a history of depression seems to be fair.

A friend of mine had filled out an application for Chef Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen (as a joke) and told me that they had similar questions on the application he filled out, which he thought was strange. Considering that Kitchen Nightmare’s is supposed to be focused on the restaurants and not the contestants, asking such personal questions doesn’t seem right.

Moreover, Chef Gordon Ramsay should be focused more on cleaning up his muddied image instead of adding to his laundry list of drama and evil doings.

Are those questions even legal? But then again, does he really care?

More on Gordon Ramsay and Hell's Kitchen:
The Sharks that Gordon Ramsay Killed: The Movie (warning: video contains graphic violence)
Gordon Ramsay Tossed to the Sharks (Warning: Contains graphic photo)

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