Hell's Kitchen

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    Wondering two things, who else enjoys this show and who are you rooting for?

    I love watching Chef Gordon Ramsey make these so called professional chefs look like fools, it's brilliant. Right now I have to say, I finally picked a favorite, Danny is the one I suspect has the best chance, in spite of being green compared to others he is calmer and cooler under pressure and adapts quickly. For a young guy, he's impressive.
     
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    I hate "reality" TV, but Hell's Kitchen is an exception. Great stuff.
     
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    I also love the BBC show where Gordon Ramsey goes into restaurants and fixes them. He's so brutal!
     
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    Gordon is a wonderful chef, does anyone recall what his favorite dish is?

    I do know, just may as well make it interesting.

    Oh, Catz, that's Kitchen Nightmares, they show it on FOX to between seasons of Hell's Kitchen. Love anything he is on, I actually get a lot of good cooking ideas from watching him, in spite of his being brutal. He reminds me of what type of boss I was when I was working in the similar field.
     
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    Given the nature of the tasks before him, doesn't look to me like he has much choice BUT to be hard ass.
     
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    So true, so true. The morons on Hell's Kitchen this season have almost convinced him to just give up, that's hard to do. The first season they had a few great future chefs (the homemaker had my hopes up until she left, but even Gordon was a bit hard pressed because she learned a lot in such a short time). This season they couldn't even get potatoes right ... seriously, potatoes! Danny however is the most creative, in my opinion, what he did with the crab had me drooling (thinking of searching for the recipe online if he shared).
     
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    mac/cheese his mom's recipe....he elected that as his last meal so we can assume its his favorite..

    as far as hells kitchen...the people picked are totally incapable of running a 5 star restaurant...they do not have the necessary business experience....there is a lot more to running a kitchen than being a cook...not one of the hells kitchens past winners is currently employed as the head chef of anything...
    do a search on what became of them...unlike other cooking shows...top chef where the winner is given a write up and 100k to start a place....they are out there with their own money and depending on themselves....next food tv star..they are given a show and they have to take it from there...lets not forget guy is all over the place...cause people like hims..guys big bites...diners, drive in and dives...

    i simply enjoy raymond blancs "last restaurant standing" or the "chopping block" with marco pierre (he and gorden used to be partners and friends...they havent spoke for a few years now...due to gorden taking a film crew to marcos winning...btw marco turned in all his michelin stars and retired...he seems to be an ethical man....

    now lets discuss gorden ... gorden may have really fucked up and had an affair with a woman who is the spitting image of his wife 10 or 15 years ago and what 4 kids ago..his wife had trouble conceiving and underwent intro...now get this..gorden opts out of the actual birth of his kids...real man there...

    i think they pick underqualified people and never have the intent of giving them the head chef job
    now in gordens favor...his people are very loyal to him....
     
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    o hell dont even ask about martha lol...
     
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    :clap2: I love it, a simple and elegant food being the greatest chef in our modern worlds favorite. As for your contention with Gordon's personal life ,,, meh. Nothing can detract from his brilliance as far as I am concerned, he is a great chef and earned his place as one. The first season they did pick a lot of qualified people, though it was proven that those with the least experience as chefs were the best. I think their shift to the lesser qualified yet more "professional" ones was because the network execs realized the home makers and lower tier cooks were just too good to make Gordon scream and holler enough for ratings.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of Hell's Kitchen. I like Top Chef on Bravo better. Besides, Padma Lakshmi is smokin' hot.

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