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Oh, Gordon.

I’ve made no secret of my love for Hell’s Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay, and his uniquely evil style of nurturing and degrading mentoring.

Though Hell’s Kitchen last season ended months ago, Gordon’s gone right ahead and reentered my living room with Kitchen Nightmares, which has quietly become one of my favorite hours of television every week.

On Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon ventures forth from the comfy confines of the restaurant/studio where he tortures young chefs and visits actual restaurants in desperate trouble. Each episode begins with Gordon suffering his way through a meal at said establishment, during which he complains loudly and occasionally even vomits.

Then, it’s Ramsay time, and you had better just get OUT of this guy’s way, because he’s here to help you save your restaurant, not coddle you or massage your ego. Most of the time, the proprietors of these establishments react about as poorly as you’d expect someone to react to a limey bastard showing up and criticizing their life’s dream.

Eventually, they come around, and it’s all quite heartwarming. But you KNOW that’s not the good stuff.

No, the good stuff is when Gordon finds meat in the freezer so spoiled that it could kill the patrons, or when he runs after a line chef who routinely steals leftovers and wine from a restaurant losing money hand over fist.

Here. Have a taste.

November 29, 2007 at 10:47 am 2 comments


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