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Old 08-13-2010, 08:32 PM   #11
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In Hell's Kitchen Chef Ramsey is a pig to work with, no doubt. But I can't abide him and won't have his leary face and foul mouth sullying my living room, screaming out of my telly.

His reputation in the past as a business man leaves much to be desired.
Wholeheartedly agree with you on this one. I can't stand the low-life scum-bag full of organic fertilizer.


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Old 09-25-2010, 07:18 PM   #12
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I hate to burst everyone's bubble here, but Hells Kitchen is absolutely fake. The guy that won last year and was going to be the chef at Araxi in Whistler during the Olympics in 2010, shucked oysters which is the next step after the dishpit in that restaurant. They are all actors and it is entertaining to be sure, but its absolutely fake. I know someone that worked for him in England and he is not like that at all.

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:39 PM   #13
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I recently read an interview with Heather West. She was pretty supportive of the show. After winning, she received a year's contract with a restaurant in Vegas, but it was not the prize advertised. She stated that she enjoyed the experience and seems to still be cooking. Also, she was fairly supportive of Chef Ramsey.

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Old 09-26-2010, 09:32 PM   #14
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Real or not, even if it follows the path of professional wrestling, I find it entertaining, and I can now guess who stays and who goes. The most contentious or "the problem child" usually stays - for entertainment! The dull ones go.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:06 PM   #15
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Wholeheartedly agree with you on this one. I can't stand the low-life scum-bag full of organic fertilizer.

Totally agree. It may be an act but I don't care - my skin crawls when he is on TV (which is only by accident). I tried to watch it once but practically felt grimy with all the inane dramatics and language. Please, give me a real cooking show without all this extra stuff that I can actually learn from!
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:59 PM   #16
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Apparently, he was trained that way when he was learning. I do tend to believe he is more like this than not, especially after all the stories about his love life came out and the way he treated a female journalist while in Australia. I used to like him, forgiving his behaviour because he truly does seem to care about the food, but now I just find his behaviour childish and unforgivable. There's just no reason to go on the way he does.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:55 AM   #17
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Gordon Ramsey's got nothing on me, this is my throne in our Hells Dining Click image for larger version

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ps I'm not a satanist I just collect antiques
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:15 AM   #18
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Bolas De Fraile: I don't see this chair as Satanic, more a representative of old land gods, such as Pan or Cernunnos. Even if you were a Satanist, so what? I know peoplefrom all sorts of religions, Satanism included, didn't stop them being unique, even likeable, people.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:17 AM   #19
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Speaking of which, I looked up Gordon Ramsey on Twitter. He's actually a pretty nice guy. On Twitter at least.

It's either he's paid to act all angry in Hell's Kitchen or he really hates people who screw up. Either way, there is NO WAY I'd join Hell's Kitchen. Can't cook under pressure.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:12 PM   #20
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Ramsey seems like a pretty good chef to me but this is not a cooking program: it's a reality show. Reality shows are all about personal confrontations and I don't enjoy confrontations, although I sometimes watch the show out of the same motivation that I look over as I pass the scene of a dreadful auto accident, perhaps in hope of seeing blood or perhaps in hope of not seeing blood.

What I hate most: the bleeping and foul language which makes it almost impossible to determine what is being said.

What I wish most: that they would actually talk about cooking and impart some useful information about cooking. Alas I've never seen that on this show.

I'd rather watch a cooking show where they actually teach something you can learn to help you cook better. But alas when I'm clicking channels and HK is the only thing on, I'd rather watch people fighting about cooking food than watch nothing at all. It must be telling that I often just turn off the TV and go read a novel. Too bad I can't entertain myself reading cookbooks but I've never enjoyed that unless I was entertaining the idea of cooking something, an idea that doesn't interest me much after dinner and having had my fill.

Yet I watch the show anyway... Sometimes.

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