December 15, 2004 |
IT'S a moment you're not likely to see on the Food Channel: The host, a famous chef, chokes on a rotten scallop in the alley behind the restaurant, then turns on the hapless cook with a string of bleeped-out expletives that makes Tony Bourdain sound like Captain Kangaroo. Welcome to "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare," a new four-part series on BBC America. It airs Tuesday nights at 9 and repeats Wednesdays at midnight and 4 a.m.
August 21, 2008 |
"Tabatha's Salon Takeover," which premieres tonight at 10, is Bravo's contribution to the growing sub-genre of "whip it" television, in which self-anointed experts, preferably with non-American accents, parachute into crisis situations -- a floundering restaurant, a discipline-challenged family -- and whip everyone into shape. As the title might indicate, "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" provides this service for struggling hair salons. A "Kitchen Nightmares" setup, only with hair instead of food and stylist/salon owner Tabatha Coffey instead of Gordon Ramsay.
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.
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 23, 2011 |
Third Street is on its way to becoming the latest restaurant row with a slew of openings slated for the next few months. Already open, a second restaurant from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal in the old Cynthia's space just east of Orlando Avenue. It's called Son of a Gun and like Animal, their meat-centric first restaurant, you're not going to forget the name or wonder how to spell it. Right now it has a stealth presence on the street, the facade painted gray and no sign.
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.
April 24, 2013 |
Apparently, when he's not gallop-dancing in parking garages, Psy needs to be fed. The fitted-suit-and-sunglasses-clad Korean pop singer whose video for "Gangnam Style" became the sensation of 2012 is looking for a personal chef. That had us wondering how certain chefs with, how do we say this, distinct personalities - Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsay to name just two - would handle the gig. We came up with a list of eight contenders. (Psy, you can thank us later.) Gordon Ramsay (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, etc.)
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)
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.