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Oct 23, 2006 02:06 AM

Gordon Ramsay's the F Word

Just watched it on BBC America... It seems like a fun show, but it seems a bit too all over the place... He is more pleasant on this show than the Hell's Kitchen. Anyone watched it?

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  1. I watched it last night too and didn't really grasp as to what the show was about...

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    1. re: King of Northern Blvd

      It's a cooking variety show. I like it because it gets rid of all the canned patter that's so common. He has a community member chalenge him with their best recipe, he talks to other food media and chefs that visit the dining room, they go on ingredient scouts, and he swears!

      It's one of the best food shows, to me, because I'm sick of these perky robots who really are just the same people who annoyed us all in high school. I'm around kitchens and bars all day long, I like Gordon because he's more of what you see in the business, not on TV. And that's refreshing.

      1. re: maggie

        I realized this week that it's got the same magazine format every episode:

        - quick entree demonstration
        - commis elimination reality show
        - visits with celebrities at the tables
        - raising turkeys with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
        - Giles Coren's bit
        - "Get Women Back in the Kitchen" home cooking lesson
        - dessert cookoff

    2. I like Gordon and that's one of his better shows.

      This is the one where 4 home cooks come to staff a meal service (3 courses) and whichever team gets the most paying customers wins . . . right? Love it!

      And that Janet Street Porter woman is a hoot!


      1. What happened to Kitchen Nightmares? I haven't seen them all and would like to, but since they moved it from Tue or Wed night at 9pm, I haven't been able to catch it. Just noticed that it is listed on the BBCA website for this wed. at 9, but listed at 11pm in yahoo TV guide -maybe this is why I can't seem to catch them.

        I welcome any cooking related show with this guy, I can't get enough. Wish there were more people on TV that actually says what they think.

        1. I watched a bunch of episodes while I was on vacation in London, and really enjoyed them. The magazine format is a bit hectic, but seeing the many sides of GR made it worth while.

          1. Hectic, and a bit all over the pace are good descriptions.

            Love Gordon's persona -- not sure if the real Gordon is anywhere near his TV character.

            His food, by contrast to his explosive, profane character, is quite lush and relaxing.

            Watching him with his kids is, to me, a better way to evaluate what kind of man/chef he is.

            They should get rid of the Brit "personalities" and his gratuitious innuendo with the women and focus on the food.

            Overall, good, but could be better -- especially it cut to 30 minutes.


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            1. re: Bob Mervine

              Anthony Bourdain, during a radio interview said that Kitchen Nightmare's persona is more like his real personality. The Hell's Kitchen bit is more like he was ten years ago.

              1. re: Scrapironchef

                Yeah, I saw hells kitchen first before KN and liked him MUCH better on KN, in that he showed he was PASSIONATE, but also showed WHY he was passionate about food and making sure a restaurant succeeded. I almost didn't believe it was the same guy...