Friday, 9 May 2008

Just Shut Up And Cook!

Publicity hungry TV chef Gordon Ramsey is obviously aiming for some kind of ‘Most Amount of Bollocks Talked’ award next:
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says British restaurants should be fined if they serve fruit and vegetables which are not in season.

He told the BBC that fruit and vegetables should be locally-sourced and only on menus when in season.
Where on earth does anyone like a chef get the idea that we want to hear their crazy ideas on what legislation is required regarding menus…oh:
Mr Ramsay said he had already spoken to Prime Minister Gordon Brown about outlawing out-of-season produce.
Doesn’t the PM have anything better to do with his time, like perhaps trying to figure out why, in a popularity contest, he’d lose out to Josef Fritzl?
"I don't want to see asparagus on in the middle of December. I don't want to see strawberries from Kenya in the middle of March. I want to see it home grown."

Ramsay, whose London restaurants include Petrus, The Savoy Grill and Maze, added that Britain had become a nation of lazy eaters, following trends and fads, rather than substance.
God forbid we become ‘lazy eaters’ following ‘trends and fads’ promoted by….err….chefs!

Look, idiot, if you don’t want to serve out-of-season- vegetables in your overpriced, trendy cafeteria, then don’t! If customers are in favour, they keep coming. If they really want Kenyan strawberries and winter asparagus, they’ll go somewhere else. That is why restaurants exist, isn’t it – to bring in the customers?

8 comments:

one night in bangkok said...

You really are thick as shit.

JuliaM said...

Thanks for coming!

Your devastating rebuttal of my comment (with its cogently articulated points and includion of well-researched facts) has clearly changed my mind on the subject of idiot chefs pontificating on subjects outwith their skill set...

Oh, wait. No, it hasn't, actually, because you haven't laid out any.

Care to...?

Ross said...

I see that you've sourced a vegetable from Bangkok. Gordon Ramsay will be upset.

JuliaM said...

Yes, and there's so many of them available here in the UK too.

I hang my head in shame... ;)

John M Ward said...

Well, I for one like asparagus in December -- so there! What's wrong with that

This does seem a rather odd approach taken by Ramsay. Strange fellow...

Anonymous said...

Ah, the 'includion' my favorite musical instrument.

Anonymous said...

John M Ward said...
"Well, I for one like asparagus in December -- so there! What's wrong with that"

Nothing at all. As long as it is sterilised.

JuliaM said...

"Ah, the 'includion' my favorite musical instrument."

D'accord...!