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post #31 of 74
too plain?
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post #32 of 74
Yeah I don't have anything pierced, too old, etc.
post #33 of 74
Thread Starter 

It was a joke...

It was a funny episode...keep in mind it was on The Connan O'Brian show at 1:00 in the morning, with Norm McDonald standing by...funny stuff. Gordon was extremely funny and rolled with all the jokes. His comment about women being cooks, was a joke, he even said so after the audience gasped. It was funny. Norm asked him why he became a cook, and Godon corrected him and told him the correct word was Chef...and that ladies cook.

Maybe he meant women at home, who knows, but he was personable and funny!

I like him and I wouldn't mind seeing the new cookbook he has written.

Candee
post #34 of 74
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Oh, I almost forgot...thanks iconoclast for providing the link.
Candee
post #35 of 74
It does sound easy, doesn't it?
Now, if one of those people is Seth.....
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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post #36 of 74
no worries... enjoy.
post #37 of 74
Maybe having to deal with Gordon Ramsey makes it difficult. :D
post #38 of 74
I've worked for Ramsey types.
I'd take working with him over his mini me any day.
:D
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post #39 of 74
his abusive language can be quite offensive. i wonder if he is actually playing to the camera and viewers more that his true (or mad?) passion.
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post #40 of 74
yes he is... for the american shows its trumped up bs... if you watch him on bbc he is civilized and humane.
post #41 of 74
Yes I agree with this but he DOES curse a lot on the BBC as well but it seems more natural and not so forced.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #42 of 74
I hate it how on Kitchen Nightmares he seems to gag and throw up on everything he eats.
post #43 of 74
Is it that hard to get the food out to the customers? I don't mean to offend anyone.
I have very little experience in food service.
post #44 of 74
Doesn't look like it should be that hard. But then again with all the cameras and GR screaming in your face I wonder...
post #45 of 74
Working for Ramsey would be tough, always waiting to get creamed at, reminds me of working on the farm with my Dad.
post #46 of 74
Anyone watching the chopping block on NBC?
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post #48 of 74
moved this to Chopping Block thread
post #49 of 74
It's all about personal preferances when it comes to TV. I prefer the F Word rather than Kitchen Nightmares, but do like the entertainment value of H€lls Kitchen.

Thing is . . . on the original UK H€lls Kitchen, the chefs were celebs. Why don't they do this in the U.S version. Or is it that here in the UK we have dozens of Z-list celebs willing to put themselves up for anything as long as they get 5 mins on TV??

One criticism, is that Mr Ramsey could tone down the expletives a bit.
post #50 of 74
about 25 years ago, a really nice dinner house was hesitant to hire me as a line cook. interesting, I was to be the first female ever in that kitchen, and they were worried about my take on the language that flew?
one of the managers pointed out that I had been several years in logging camps and on various boats and might have heard it.
got the job, loved it, and I tried not to embarrass the boys! hehe
also could point out that the loggers who can be very naughty when in town, in camp for the most part were pretty well behaved--goes back to tradition. sailors on the other hand-oh my!
but wow on The Chopping Block last night and on last years Top Chef seemed I heard the ef word more often than ever--you're on TV for crying out loud and I understand pressure, but what happened to a smidgen of self control?
Nan
post #51 of 74
and editing.
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post #52 of 74
do you think the Chris/Andrea schism is fueled by producers?

Concentrating in that pit has got to be rough.
Put your head down and cook.
I wonder if they get to calibrate or work with the ovens in down times to see why things are burning.

Top Chef is more challenging, I'd love to talk to someone on the inside.....
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post #53 of 74
What was with the false drama with the flaming homosexual decorator and the maitre de?

The whole 'dropped' cake thing was obviously set up, and having it TIVOed I played it frame by frame and you could see the guy let go of the cake and make no effort to save it.

Just odd to include that.
post #54 of 74
JP is coming into his own.
Look for a spin-off featuring him in the near future.
That's my guess anyway.
He has been featured more this season than in the past.
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post #55 of 74
Oh god, I bet you are right.
post #56 of 74
These guys are having a tough time working together.
post #57 of 74
Chef at The Bogotta, you must be kidding , none of those contestants can handle the pressure of working a line, much less a whole operation.

This guy Ben, should win an Academy Award for imitation of a cook or chef or whatever. He has messed up at every service. Ramsay has patience with him ,I would not have let him back in kitchen. Danny and Paula are best of the 4.:chef:
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post #58 of 74
CMac the winner of last year's ****'s Kitchen is working for a year at the LA restaurant learning each station....and getting paid monthly instead of a lump sum. She is great, YOUNG.....mid-twenties, just out of CIA.....worked under some exceptional chefs in STL.....but certainly not ready for exec chef.
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post #59 of 74
At least she had the feel. I have found working with young people in this business you either have it in the hands or you dont. Better to find out right away.:chef:
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post #60 of 74
I have certainly been all over the board when it comes to this show. :blush:


After all i have stated in the past......I have come to the conclusion that there is no rhyme or reason to the show and is totally in the control of the Director, Editor and Chef Ramsay. Not necessarily in that order either.:look: It is entertainment and absolutely nothing else. Although I do look for the day that some contestants of superior substance do make their way into the ranks and............:lol:

Giovanni stayed totally under the radar until that one show and even though he wasn't as strong creatively as a couple others, I had believed that he would have remained until the last 2-3 contestants. This is based on his actions in the groups as a leader. Shows how much of a grasp on the show I have. My wife feels that Ben is nothing but a walking bag of hot air and I'd have to agree with her. In all honesty there are those that stay for ratings and those that get pushed off to keep those others for ratings. After Robert left last night I had Ben pegged because they needed to keep Andrea for the purpose I mentioned above but then again...........We don't see anything that the three I mentioned in the first paragraph want or don't want us to.;)


I honestly think it will be Paula and Danny in the final. Heck, maybe not for Exec to start but as a future position I'd hire either or both of them.
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