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Sep 30, 2012 09:28 AM

Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Cookery Course on Channel 4

have you seen it?

i've completely loved it. fabulous recipes, simply executed - delicious. and it takes skill, which ramsay obviously expects you to get if you follow him.

bravo gordon!

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  1. Tried for 5 episodes and can't get into it because Gordon's sounding contrived and patronizing. I liked the cooking segments on the F Word better.

    1. Don't usually like Ramsay's persona on TV - and this isnt really an exception. But there's good solid home cooking going on here. Just waiting for Amazon to deliver the book. There's definitely stuff I'm going to be cooking.

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      1. re: Harters

        i find the recipes great - and surprisingly not dumbed down at all. and i also don't think he's faking the obvious delight he has in making some of the dishes, but that could be just good acting i have to concede.

        1. re: howler

          Try counting the number of times per episode that he says "amazing" and "incredible".

          1. re: Harters

            I know what you mean. It's "stunning".

            1. re: grampart

              I'm beyond sick of the word "amazing" applied to food.

      2. I just realized "channel 4" was British TV channel-not too bright American
        I also found the show on u tube-

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        1. re: jpr54_1

          what search term did you used on youtube? i can't find any episodes.

        2. I tried the pork chop recipe from the first episode with Delmonico Potatoes from an episode of UK celebrity Masterchef (because I'm crazy like that) and the family loved it.

          1. I love the show. I like Gordon as a TV chef (I've only watched a bit of Masterchef and some of his videos on Yotube) for his attention to detail, no-nonsense and straightforward approach. But he's obviously not a good speaker like Julia Child or Two Fat Ladies.

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            1. re: pearlyriver

              I had never watched Hell's Kitchen or Kitchen Nightmares or any other "reality tv" cooking show, so I started watching this show with fresh eyes and unbiased by Gordon Ramsay's personality. I love this show, I started taping it, I'm considering buying the book and making some of the recipes, especially the chicken bastilla which I've always wanted to make. I love cooking but I'm a novice cook (not young just I was never interested in cooking before) so Gordon's step by step instructions, his skills tips and advice are perfect for me. I do not find him patronizing, but again like I said, I'm not biased by his personality. I've watched now videos on youtube and I see how he can be on other tv shows, so I'm lucky that this is my first exposure to him and so was able to truly enjoy this show.
              Ps: I also find him attractive, what's wrong with me? lol