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Old 07-18-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Gordon Ramsey - The 'f' Word WASTE

First, let me preface this by saying that I do enjoy watching both "The 'f' Word" & "Kitchen Nightmares", & will continue to do so.

That said, has anyone here besides me noticed the TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE waste of food on "The "f" Word"???

Okay, while I completely understand the man wanting to adhere to high standards, time & time again he has his "brigades" throwing perfectly acceptable food "into the bin". TONS OF IT!!!!

Just the other day he admonished his crew of having had to "bin" nearly 75 portions of sea bass. HELLO?? And while the portions relegated "to the bin" might have been slightly overcooked per Gordon's standards, they were nowhere even CLOSE to being burned or charred or anywhere near to where I'd be binning them. Just not up to his standards. Same goes for pretty much every single food item cooked in every single episode. Not up to Gordon's standards - into the bin. Even if the total would generously feed an apartment house of poor folks for a full day.

I'm not saying he should serve this food in his restaurant, but shouldn't there be some other resource for what - to me - looks like lovely food being relegated to "the bin"???

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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First, let me preface this by saying that I do enjoy watching both "The 'f' Word" & "Kitchen Nightmares", & will continue to do so.

That said, has anyone here besides me noticed the TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE waste of food on "The "f" Word"???

Okay, while I completely understand the man wanting to adhere to high standards, time & time again he has his "brigades" throwing perfectly acceptable food "into the bin". TONS OF IT!!!!

Just the other day he admonished his crew of having had to "bin" nearly 75 portions of sea bass. HELLO?? And while the portions relegated "to the bin" might have been slightly overcooked per Gordon's standards, they were nowhere even CLOSE to being burned or charred or anywhere near to where I'd be binning them. Just not up to his standards. Same goes for pretty much every single food item cooked in every single episode. Not up to Gordon's standards - into the bin. Even if the total would generously feed an apartment house of poor folks for a full day.

I'm not saying he should serve this food in his restaurant, but shouldn't there be some other resource for what - to me - looks like lovely food being relegated to "the bin"???
This is exactly the way I feel when I go to the store in the morning and shop in produce. They employee working there is checking the produce and throwing things that have small spots or looks old. I have asked 'only once' why they throw the food out and not offer to food pantry. His reply, this is what the boss has told us to do'. I continue to see this practice and only wish I could see where he takes it to go through it. I know bread they offer to food pantry but this produce hurts.

Ramsay does it because of same reason. People don't want something that
'looks' bad. He has high standards and personally I feel he is on such a tense business he can't do any different. Granted, in his own home I am sure he feels differently. In our world things just have to be 'perfect' and life isn't like that. I am so very very grateful my mother taught me different. We ate lot of cornbread and gravy and we did have fresh things that were considered 'quick sale'. I know that particular time was lesson for me today with our economy getting low. I am sure Ramsay feels the affect of it in his business. He 'strikes when the iron is hot'.

His series Hell's Kitchen starts Tuesday. His high standards do motivate me to improve. But throwing food into a bin is ignored by me. I do try to salvage where I can. Anything I can! I do enjoy the Hell's Kitchen show the best.

Just my opinion.
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