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New cooking show worth watching.

realtorav8tor Jan 7, 2013 04:41 PM

On the Food Network in Canada I watched a fast paced Gordon Ramsay Show called Ultimate Cookery. What a good show!
The show's concept is to demonstrate skills to the viewer to improve their skills as home cooks. The meals demonstrated by chef Gordon Ramsay are meant to represent a hundred core recipes.
There are 20 episodes being made. I loved the first show. It started in the UK in October 2012. Lots of info and technique and surprisingly......didn't hear the F word once!

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  1. Bacardi1 RE: realtorav8tor Jan 7, 2013 06:49 PM

    Yes, I've been watching it here as well.

    Unfortunately, he's being stingy re: posting any of the recipes online. You have to buy the accompanying book.

    While I have absolutely zero problem with chefs making $$$ via their cookbooks, I only buy cookbooks from tv chefs when I've been able to view at least a sampling of recipes from their shows. Most tv chefs do this, but both Gordon Ramsay & Jaime Oliver are the absolute stingiest in this regard, thus I own none of their cookbooks. Their loss.

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      ButterYum RE: realtorav8tor Jan 7, 2013 06:56 PM

      Bummer.... I just searched for it in my area (US), but nothing.

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        realtorav8tor RE: ButterYum Jan 8, 2013 07:57 AM

        Go to Food Network Canada, there is a link on the home to watch it.

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          sr44 RE: realtorav8tor Jan 8, 2013 08:13 AM

          Yes, there's a link, but US access is denied.

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          janniecooks RE: ButterYum Jan 8, 2013 11:12 AM

          The show has been running in the daytime at least on BBC America. At least two episodes back to back around noon time today.

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            janniecooks RE: ButterYum Jan 10, 2013 02:08 AM

            Okay, noticed it again yesterday on the schedule so I looked it up. BBC America is running the show almost daily at noon with two episodes back to back. Today and tomorrow at 12:00 noon EST is episode 13 and 14 respectively. On January 16, the series starts over with the first episode. Here's the link to BBC America:


          2. Jay F RE: realtorav8tor Jan 8, 2013 04:39 AM

            Ugh. I just couldn't watch a show with him in it.

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              chloebell RE: Jay F Jan 8, 2013 08:21 AM

              I was hoping to find it too. I'm starving for something new. Food Network is going to hell in a hand basket. It's like the only show they have is DDD. Ugh.

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                mugen RE: Jay F Jan 10, 2013 02:37 AM

                It's one of the rare recent examples where he's not being a complete and utter twat. Informative at times, and worth at least skimming through.

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                JamesBend RE: realtorav8tor Jan 8, 2013 03:22 PM

                I live in the UK and watched the full series when it aired. Really good quality, instructional show with good recipes. Got the book as soon as I saw it in store!

                Not one of his usual swearing tirade filled 'reality' shows so definitely worth a watch!

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                  Harters RE: realtorav8tor Jan 10, 2013 09:01 AM

                  I am not usually a fan of Ramsay's persona but I enjoyed this series. It's full of good solid home cooking recipes with hardly a cheffy twitch amongst them. I was gob-smacked that I actually wanted to buy one of his books.

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                    janniecooks RE: realtorav8tor Jan 12, 2013 02:04 AM

                    I watched episode 15, Brunches, yesterday and I have some reservations about viewing the rest of the series based on watching that one episode. Chef Ramsey comes across as quite likeable, but the pace of the show is so frantic that it felt like watching someone cook on speed (maybe adderall is the current equivalent).

                    He packs so much into one half hour that it is impossible one could absorb anything from the show alone. I suspect that the fast pace and info-packing is by design, to encourage sales of the book. Really as a stand-alone cooking show it is useless. On the other hand I did watch a glimpse of an episode where Chef Ramsey demonstrated how to cut up a whole chicken and that definitely was worthwhile; the techniques and dishes presented on "Brunches" was interesting enough that even though I am an experienced cook, I am still tempted mightily to buy the accompanying book.

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                      realtorav8tor RE: janniecooks Jan 12, 2013 07:53 AM

                      I agree, it is fast paced. It does keep you paying attention though. I PVR (tivo) everything so I just back up and have another look. I don't have a problem with buying another cookbook but I'll watch the shows first.

                    2. eviemichael RE: realtorav8tor Jan 12, 2013 02:37 AM

                      I love this show. I can't stand Gordon Ramsay's reality-type cooking shows, but I always enjoy his programs that are all about cooking. He doesn't act like a jerk and he is sincerely enthusiastic about the food.

                      1. Midlife RE: realtorav8tor Jan 13, 2013 11:45 AM

                        I thought I'd had more than enough of Gordon Ramsay but this show IS good. Back to basics.

                        1. C. Hamster RE: realtorav8tor Jan 13, 2013 03:14 PM

                          Okay. Perhaps I am a "stupid cow," but is there any way to see this show in the states besides on BBC Ametica?

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                            Midlife RE: C. Hamster Jan 13, 2013 06:20 PM

                            Probably not on TV yet, but there DO seem to be some ways to watch it on line. I'm not an expert in doing this but here's one that appears to be just that:


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