Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kitchen Nightmares

Recently, and through the awesome Netflix genie, I have been obsessed with Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. I particularly preferred the U.K. version, because they do not 'bleep' out curse words. One thing is consistent through out both the U.K. and U.S. versions, Ramsay has a serious passion for high standards, and has a true heart of gold. Seeing his rants on Hell's Kitchen, I had thought that Ramsay was a real hot-head with little to no patience. However, it isn't so much that he's a hot-head, but he is very passionate about the quality that is produced throughout. Something I really do appreciate more with his mission, is the crusade for natural ingredients. This show also spotlights many aspects of the food industry that ignorance is not considered a virtue. When he inspects the kitchens and they house rotting food, maggots, and mold it really turns my stomach and makes me think twice about eating out. His heart of gold is obvious within his desire to help those struggling in the industry. It is something that I love watching and can't help but snicker at the individuals that think Ramsay is going to love their food and have no clue as to why their business is in so much trouble. You know if he asks if it is fresh or frozen, it is most likely frozen, he already knows the answer. Plus, you can tell how much a kitchen needs help by how much they use their microwave(s). Microwave, bad; fresh, good! I think every episode his signature body language is when he hangs his head and pinches his nose bridge to the inner corner of his eyes - watch out!
Until next time or the next... dream ~ K.E.Nowinsky