I thought I would post the summary of Gordon's appearance on the Regis and Kelly show this morning. I liked seeing him out of his chef's jacket, wearing some regular clothes.
Reachass: Maybe you've heard about this guy. Maybe you've seen him. He yells and screams his way into American homes this summer as part of Fox's hit reality show Hell's Kitchen, a culinary boot camp for wannabe chefs and aspiring restauranteurs. So here he is... Gordon Ramsey!
I must say Gordon looks totally hot in his black leather jacket, black t shirt, and jeans. Grrrr. I'm gellus of Whoopee, this week's guest hostess, as she gets to kiss him hello.
Reachass: That's all we've been hearing is about how tough you are in the kitchen.
Gordon: Oh, dear! Really?
Reachass: Yeah. Tell us about your background. Have you been a chef all your life?
Gordon: No. I started late in life. Nineteen years old when I started.
Gordon goes on to explain he was a soccer player in Glasgow, but he tore a crucial ligament in his knee, and had to stop playing. He went to college, taking Hotel Management. He said he started as a waiter, but at 6' 2" and 200 pounds he was a bit clumsy. He enjoyed the adrenaline of the service, finding it exciting and extraordinary.
Reachass asks him, in so many words, whatz up with the bad British food?
Whoopee: I noticed the last time I was there, it's gotten better.
Gordon explains that British food doesn't sound as glamourous as French food. Well, that's one explanation, with another being it just tastes bad.
Reachass: The essence of the show is to find the best chef of the bunch.
Gordon: The best chef in America, actually. How exciting! What a journey. It's the first time you see the nitty gritty, the ins and outs. It's not like running a donut stand, a burger stand. It's a full on extreme restaurant that strives for perfection and there's a price to pay for that.
Reachass asks what they do to a steak that's been returned to the kitchen. Do they do something weird to that piece of meat?
Gordon: Depends upon who's eating it.
Whoopee laughs, girlishly flirting, that hussy! She shows him the waistband of her depends undergarment, because he said "depends".
Gordon: Personally, if it wasn't perfect, it won't leave the kitchen.
Gordon complains about his frustration over customers who season their food when it arrives at the table, without even tasting it. It really bugs him as a chef.
Reachass asks about his steak again, because he's Reachass looking for something funny to say.
Gordon: Put it in the dishwasher for half an hour and let the dog lick it afterwards.
Clip of Hell's Kitchen with Gordon yelling at Andrew.
The Reachass and Kelly show is Kicking off Ultimate Burger week with Gordon's recipe. Reachass is wearing a blue apron with Live on it, to let us know he's still kicking it. Gordon is still wearing his black leather jacket. *drool*
Gordon puts Reachass to work mixing up: 1 pound ground sirloin, 1 minced onion, 1 TBS ketchup, 1 TBS sundried tomatoes, 1/2 cup chopped garlic, 1/2 tsp worchestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp tabasco, 1/2 tsp honey mustard, a little salt, and Reachass' lady fingers to mix it.
Gordon: Let's roll one together. (No, they aren't rolling joints.) Pat it. Try and keep it nice and round.
Reachass: Nice and round.
Gordon: Your fingers are so tiny, aren't they? They're like little girl's fingers, lady's fingers.
Reachass hams it up for the camera, pretending to throw hamburger at Gordon.
Gordon: No, no! Not now. On to the burger.
They each throw a burger on to the grill.
Gordon: A minute and a half on each side.
Reachass: I'm not sure about the yellow tomatoes.
Gordon: Why not? Is it the color or the taste?
Reachass: The color.
Gordon: Have you tasted them?
Gordon: See, now you're being fussy.
Gelman: Close your eyes.
Reachass, with eyes closed, grabs a yellow tomato slice, then a red tomato slice. He takes a bit out of each one.
Gordon: Now tell me which one is the most delicious.
Reachass: There's no difference.
Gordon: Oh, please! Brush your teeth in the morning.
Reachass: Before or after I put them back in my mouth?
Whoopee and Reachass assemble their burgers and taste them.
Gordon: What do you think? Tasty, juicy?
Reachass: We'll let you know.
Whoopee: I like it. The burger ain't bad either.
Reachass: He's a killer, but he's a great chef, too.
Gordon kisses Whoopee again! Man!