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Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Cookery Course on Channel 4

howler Sep 30, 2012 09:28 AM

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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    wattacetti RE: howler Oct 1, 2012 12:09 PM

    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.

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      Harters RE: howler Oct 2, 2012 08:20 AM

      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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        howler RE: Harters Oct 2, 2012 08:25 AM

        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.

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          Harters RE: howler Oct 2, 2012 09:10 AM

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

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            grampart RE: Harters Oct 2, 2012 01:32 PM

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

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              kengk RE: grampart Oct 3, 2012 12:04 PM

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

      2. jpr54_1 RE: howler Oct 2, 2012 01:24 PM

        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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          ritabwh RE: jpr54_1 Jan 12, 2013 11:23 AM

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

        2. chris2269 RE: howler Oct 2, 2012 09:40 PM

          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.

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            pearlyriver RE: howler Oct 2, 2012 10:11 PM

            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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              danysedai RE: pearlyriver Oct 3, 2012 11:58 AM

              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

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              nikkib99 RE: howler Oct 3, 2012 12:43 PM

              I'm really enjoying the series. Very helpful information, great delivery without the Gordon arrogance and language.

              That kitchen is beautiful.

              1. Midlife RE: howler Jan 24, 2013 05:38 PM

                So....... I'm really finding this show to be terrific because Ramsay skips the details and I can just absorb the relationship of ingredients. That's how I cook. I don't treat it as an exact science but more about what will be good with what.

                Kinda fascinated by Ramsay's pronunciations. Most is pure Brit, but I'm thinking some is just him

                Can't seem to find online recipes or a companion cookbook. Anyone found either?

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                  howler RE: Midlife Jan 25, 2013 02:05 AM

                  the accompanying cookbook is nice - i have it. surely you'll get it from amazon?

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                    Midlife RE: howler Jan 25, 2013 10:16 AM

                    Yes. Just found it. A little pricey....... but maybe.

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                    danysedai RE: Midlife Jan 25, 2013 07:32 AM

                    There's an app for the phone with most of the recipes.

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                      Midlife RE: danysedai Jan 25, 2013 10:17 AM

                      Found this one, but it has only 8 from this series of shows. Is there another?


                  3. ritabwh RE: howler Jan 24, 2013 11:35 PM

                    i could could picture myself cooking one recipe a day.
                    the Budge Cooking episodes blew me away.
                    ramsay's british shows are totally different from the americn fox channel shows.

                    1. ritabwh RE: howler Jan 26, 2013 06:46 PM

                      does anyone know the brand of the skillet he is using?
                      also, he keeps referring to "red chiles" that he uses in the recipes..they appear to be fairly long red chiles; too big to be thai chiles or even red jalapenos. does anyone know what they are?

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                        eviemichael RE: ritabwh Jan 26, 2013 11:47 PM

                        Do you mean the one that is creme colored? If we are talking about the same piece of cookware, it's the Le Creuset Braiser. Once I saw him using it, I ordered one immediately. He uses it for so many things, it seems like a very useful piece.

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                          ritabwh RE: eviemichael Jan 27, 2013 07:27 PM

                          it's the fry pan with the angled handle. looks like some kind of steel.

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                            eviemichael RE: ritabwh Jan 28, 2013 05:06 AM

                            Ooops, I was thinking of the braiser. (Probably because I became obsessed with it once I saw it!)

                            Next time I see the show I'll keep my eye out for the one you're mentioning to see if I recognize it.

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                              ritabwh RE: eviemichael Jan 29, 2013 04:23 PM

                              thanks! it the black fry pan.

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                          Harters RE: ritabwh Feb 2, 2013 02:28 AM

                          It's rare that we Brits call chillis by variety. Long thin red ones are just "red chillis" to us - unlike long thin green ones which are, erm, "green".

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                          Jeanne RE: howler Feb 7, 2013 02:03 AM

                          Just started watching this - I've missed it on live TV.

                          I love it - he has great recipes and great tips for cooks. And he's totally charming.

                          Will have to find out when the show shows instead of checking through re-runs.


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                            ratgirlagogo RE: Jeanne Feb 8, 2013 04:56 PM

                            It's airing as part of the current schedule on BBC America. I haven't watched much of it but Mr. Rat is obsessed with it.
                            There's a link to the airtimes in the little photo of Gordon at the top.

                          2. Dinsdale45 RE: howler Feb 10, 2013 08:54 AM

                            I'm really enjoying this, and I'm not a big Ramsey fan. I initially thought it would be slanted toward UK dishes or typical comfort food, but I'm pleasantly surprised at how his recent trip through Asia has influenced his cooking. No nonsense, helpful tips, and great looking recipes.

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                              Harters RE: Dinsdale45 Feb 10, 2013 09:50 AM

                              Yes. It's interesting how little of our "traditional" national cuisine he includes. Although Asian elements have formed part of British food for centuries. Perhaps, as with much of the Ramsey empire, there's an eye towards a more international customer base.

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