September 5, 2012 |
Time and time again on this season of "MasterChef," chef Gordon Ramsay asked sight-impaired competitor Christine Ha: Am I being pranked? Are you really blind? True, it's an un-P.C. question. But it's the question that everyone has been thinking as Christine continued to cook her way ahead of her fellow competitors on Season 3 of "MasterChef," the search to find the best home cooks in America. Under most circumstances, the compelling story line going into next week's finale would be Josh Marks.
September 11, 2012 |
The finale of "Hell's Kitchen" came down to a Passion vs. Palate Play. And passion ruled the day as Chef Gordon Ramsay crowned Christina Wilson the Season 10 winner of "Hell's Kitchen. " Her punishment -- er, make that her reward! -- is to become Ramsay's full-time employee at his new steakhouse, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. There, she'll continue to toil under "Hell's Kitchen"-like conditions under Ramsay's rule -- but she will at least get paid to do it. And a princely sum at that: $250,000 a year.
July 23, 2012 |
Gordon Ramsay's reign of kitchen terror continues on Fox, with "Masterchef" returning for a fourth season. "We're excited to be back for another season of 'Masterchef," Ramsay, who serves as executive producer and a judge on the series, said in a statement. "I am continually amazed by the raw talent, passion and creativity of home cooks across America. The contestants raise the bar every season, and it's an inspiration and exciting challenge for us. " The third season of the culinary competition series, which pits home cooks against each other, is currently airing on the network.
June 21, 2006 |
Gordon Ramsay has won a libel action against a British newspaper that accused the celebrity chef of faking scenes on a reality TV show. The Evening Standard claimed in November that parts of "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" -- in which Ramsay helps save failing restaurants -- had been exaggerated. It also claimed the program had put an incompetent chef into place at a struggling bistro featured in one episode.
June 4, 2008 |
CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay has made his reputation on his outsize personality as much, it seems, as his food. On his numerous television shows, he is loud, profane, in control -- and very much in-your-face. So when the volatile host of "Hell's Kitchen," "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" and, most recently, "The F-Word" opened his first Los Angeles restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, last Tuesday night, was Ramsay screaming at his staff in the kitchen?
September 2, 2011 |
Outstanding happy hour deals at top L.A. bars and clubs. Gordon Ramsay may be best known for screaming at petulant underlings on his reality TV ventures, but he makes a much softer sell at the London, his upscale-approachable WeHo venture. From 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays in September, the London will abrasively belittle its prices on select drinks, appetizers and even valet parking down to $5. That five-spot will get you a refreshing-sounding Summer in London (London Dry Gin, grapefruit juice and champagne floater, hopefully not with a side of rioting)
July 9, 2008 |
IT'S ANOTHER British invasion for import-cookbook lovers. The latest wave of impressive cookbooks published in the UK -- written by prominent chefs and food writers (and a novelist too) -- is picking up steam. Although some are available only as imports, more are spinning off into American editions. For Anglophiles, the last year's publications are the next best thing to actually having breakfast at the Wolseley or dinner at Maze, or cooking with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall or Fergus Henderson.
July 12, 2013 |
There have been too many cooks in the kitchen for several weeks. But finally -- finally -- we're down to the final four. Dumbo -- er, Susan -- was finally chopped. Why was she eliminated? Count the ways. She decided to try to make a "healthy" burger during the burger competition. (No one, no matter what they say, wants a healthy burger.) Then, she botched dinner service by firing off entrees before the appetizers had even made their way out of the kitchen. It made for a -- all together now -- disastrous dinner service . PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times But you have to give Susan this much: She absolutely refused to give up the fight, whether she was trying to finally deliver a lamb dish that wasn't raw, or taking over the reins of the kitchen after chef Gordon Ramsay stormed out in frustration.
March 17, 2014 |
Clarissa Dickson Wright, the star of BBC's "Two Fat Ladies," has died. Christened Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright, the television cook and author passed away Saturday in Edinburgh, Scotland, at 66 of an undisclosed illness. Her television partner, Jennifer Paterson, the other Fat Lady, died of lung cancer in 1999 at 71 during the production of the series' fourth season. Neither woman was the sort to trade a long life for one poor in cream, butter or animal fat. Wright, who was also a guilded butcher and accredited cricket umpire, began her adult life as England's youngest barrister.