Gordon Ramsay reveals why you should never trust a fat chef
If you ever get a chance to take a look at the guy or girl cooking your meal, one thing that people always say is that you should never trust a skinny chef. I don't know who said that, exactly, but whoever it is, it's been said a lot: you can find it on aprons, tea towels, and mugs; it's even the title of a cookbook, 2014's Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef by Massimo Bottura.
By this point, it's an accepted adage, and on the surface it makes sense: anybody who's that skinny isn't trustworthy as a maker of your food, because whoever it is, they clearly don't enjoy good food if they're skinny. Well, one celebrity chef isn't having any of it, and it's pretty much the chef we all expected to have something to say.
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Gordon Ramsay is known for a lot of things, including his 16 Michelin stars and numerous television shows, but the one thing we all go to the Scottish-born chef for are some social media-ready, but not quite safe for work, outbursts and insults. It's the sweary foundation on which Ramsay has built his considerable empire, and I for one am here for it.
So it was no surprise that Ramsay had a lot to say when asked about trusting skinny chefs during an interview with the Daily Telegraph. In a word: it's "bulls**t". Affectionally referring to them as "fat f***s," Gordon Ramsay explains that while he once used to weigh 120 kilograms, he said that he "cringes" every time he sees a portly chef working away in the kitchen.
"All that bulls**t about never trusting a skinny chef, you should never trust a fat f**k because they've eaten all the best parts. It's the skinny (chefs) you should be in awe of because they're saving the best bits for you. Every time I see a fat chef, having been one, I cringe."
Ramsay also reflected on his own period of being a "fat f**k", which clearly has had an effect on his sympathy towards other chefs who are similarly overweight. Ramsay's currently promoting his book Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Fit Food, and he said that he was ultimately motivated to lose weight after losing his father back in 1997.
"For me, the thing that scares me the most is not having a healthy lifestyle is that, at age 53, my father died of a heart attack, so that is a constant reminder of being super fit."
Speaking to 2020 Triathlon Magazine two years ago, Ramsay also revealed there were some pretty mean (but not undeserved) trolls back in 2001 that ultimately inspired his diet change, when Ramsay decided to run in the London Marathon that year, and ultimately regretted it, saying it was the moment decided to get his "s**t together":
"I remember coming past mile 22 and people shouting: 'Hey Ramsay, you fat b******, you're not so hard now,' and asking me if I'd lost my sports bra."
With that in mind, it's perhaps no surprise that Ramsay's got a soft spot for fat people.