Being the best at something seems to naturally bring out the competitive edge in most people. Many of those on Twitter who follow Gordon Ramsay’s penchant for roasting people’s best efforts on the social media platform seems to take it upon themselves to challenge his authority and see how far those efforts go. Case in point? This guy egging on his friend in the caption of a picture of a wok as if to say that Gordon has finally met his match in the kitchen.
To be honest, it’s fair to wonder if people like these are delusional or if they merely post these things to get attention. Either way, Gordon doesn’t have it. Instead, he is delivering a decisive victory before the match even started. In the realm of roasts, that is, proving yet again that he is the master of the burn, but not even the slightest of details can escape him. Touche Chef Ramsay!
Unless you’re in a restaurant serving exotic dishes, the last thing you’ll expect to find in the kitchen is a pigeon. Especially, a live one. Yet that’s exactly what Gordon found in one struggling restaurant in an episode of Kitchen Nightmares. The restaurant is in Harrison, NJ. Two brothers own it. They couldn’t seem to agree with each other, much less keep a decent restaurant up and running. In the episode, which aired in the show’s third season, Gordon found, among other things, various meats with no dates on them. That includes a dead lobster in the sauce. Plus, the pigeon flapping around in the kitchen as if she owns it.
I’m no restaurateur myself, but if that’s the kind of kitchen running the show, you best believe I’m going in the other direction. I don’t know how the episode ended, but I have to agree with Gordon on this one: if that’s the freshest thing in there, that restaurant is most certainly in trouble.
When the Food is Actually Sinful – But Not in a Good Way
When we describe food as sinful, it usually means that it is so delicious that it feels wrong to eat it. But there are a few instances when using the word sinful actually feels like we’re sinning. Why? Because they are serving food that is so bad nobody should eat it. Case in point: when Gordon tried out the dishes a barbecue joint in South Bend, IN, was serving to its diners, he knew the food just won’t fly – even for a group of priests who I’m sure would’ve had no trouble forgiving the kitchen staff for whipping up something that Gordon obviously knew would be a sin to serve the guests.
The priests, who happened to order the same thing Gordon just had a taste of, were saved from the culinary disaster that was the pulled pork sandwich. Gordon, who was there for an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, saved the kitchen staff from committing a sin no decent kitchen should be allowed to make: serving subpar food to paying customers.
It’s easy to see why this photo can make your stomach turn. You definitely don’t need Gordon Ramsay’s hot take on this one to know that whatever that thing is, it won’t sit well on your tongue, much less your stomach. So, when you’ve got Gordon concurring with an “I feel sick,” that dish might as well end up in the trash.
First of all, what even is that thing? Is it pork and beans or chicken tenders? Nuggets or fries? Is that sauce or gravy? If you ask me, it’s just a hot mess of a dish that seems to be going through an identity crisis. Whoever was brave enough to experiment with this combination and then post it on Twitter for Gordon to take a whack at must be a little confused himself.
If there’s one thing Gordon Ramsay is the expert on, it has to be how to cook a steak to perfection, so if your steak looks anything like the dead duck that this poster seems to have produced, you best believe Gordon is gonna come after you.
I’m sure the steak didn’t look like that when it was raw, and it’s just an unfortunate stroke of luck that it formed the shape of a duck when it finally cooked. Let’s at least hope it only looks like a duck but actually tastes the way steak is supposed to taste.
Now this one is just asking for it. The poster is obviously in it to get a rise out of Gordon because, of course, who would make a sandwich like that in real life and expect to get anything but a roast from a five-star chef?
True to the sarcastic master of the put-down personality that he has, Gordon, despite the obvious intent of the poster, wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to put the guy in his place. And if there’s one word that would have best described the poster’s attempt, idiot is about as perfect a word as Gordon could come up with.
Gordon usually takes a few minutes into an episode to dish out his signature roast. However, in a few rare instances, like this one particular episode of Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon hadn’t even made it inside the restaurant yet, and he was already dropping bombs.
After taking a quick look at the restaurant’s signage, a big letter “S,” Gordon just couldn’t help but take a poke at the restaurant’s name. “Let’s hope that doesn’t stand for sh**. It seems like an ominous remark, especially when you’re on a show called Kitchen Nightmares.
Sure, it looks like food, but you normally want it to look like food before it’s eaten and not after. Unfortunately, Gordon has a point here. Poor OP might have had the best intentions of making this quinoa salad, but it obviously appears like the chef cooked it too long. That, or the vegetables, added too much water to the dish, making it look soggy and mushy – not unlike vomit.
Sorry OP, but it looks like Gordon is on point with this one. Once you point out that it seems like something somebody’s already thrown up, you can’t quite unsee it. That dish doesn’t look like anyone can salvage it. They might as well scrape it out of the bowl and into the trash can with Forky.
Looks like Gordon Ramsay isn’t just the master of the put-down. It seems like he can work with a pun or two. Take these nachos that this poster shared on Twitter. They do look the way nachos should. However, Gordon seems to have a beef the lettuce. Either the inclusion of the lettuce or the amount of lettuce in comparison to the rest of the ingredients on the dish. Hence, the use of lettuce in his 12-character mini-tirade.
In a nod to all the other instances when we’ve seen Gordon say a prayer before eating in an obviously comical attempt to ward off indigestion or even food poisoning, he says, “Lettuce Pray.” Perhaps he is trying to say that only a prayer can help OP in the kitchen now.
The birthday cake looks like a mess, and it would’ve been entirely possible for the poster’s sister to have bawled her eyes out at the sight of it. Nevertheless, his dish doesn’t seem as bad as the other food photos that Gordon Ramsay has roasted on Twitter.
Most people would agree that the poster still gets props for at least making an effort to bake a cake for her sister’s birthday. Although in the future, it looks like it would benefit everyone if they just bought a cake to celebrate instead of making one at home. Nevertheless, I hope the poster doesn’t get discouraged and keeps on trying to bake cakes. I’m sure she’ll get better if she keeps at it and elects to brush off Ramsay’s discouraging comment.
Most people who ask for Gordon’s opinion about their food on Twitter probably aren’t serious and are just in it for kicks. Take Tyler, for example, who dared to ask a Michelin-starred chef to review, yes, you guessed it, a burnt sandwich. It might have been a grilled cheese, or it might have been something else entirely, but the level of toast this sandwich got renders it virtually unrecognizable and, dare we say, even inedible.
Bless his heart, Gordon found time to pay this little stunt some attention. And, yes, it does look like Tyler needs glasses because if he thinks this burnt sandwich warrants a serious review, there must be something seriously wrong with his eyes.
First of all, Liz gets props for being a supportive girlfriend. Way to show your significant other that you believe in his skills. Unfortunately for Liz, it doesn’t seem like her boyfriend has a lot to offer in that department.
If Gordon thinks your noodles look like worms and deems your egg overcooked when it’s one of the simplest kinds of food to make, you know the answer to your question. No matter how much you love your boyfriend, you have to face the truth: he’s probably not going to make it through Hell’s Kitchen auditions.