Gordon Ramsay explains why he's so brutal to amateur chefs on Twitter
It's no secret that Gordon Ramsay knows his way around the kitchen - usually, because shouting his way through. While he's infamous for his temper on TV shows like Masterchef, Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen, in person, he's just as delightful as we always suspected.
If you follow him on Twitter, however, you're sure to disagree (if you don't, you are well and truly missing out on some good laughs). The chef, known for his harsh criticisms has been subtly roasting home cooks and their amateur creations for many months now, gathering quite a following in the process.
This is one of many savage examples. @glennjroe asks: "Hey @GordonRamsay what do you think of my pasta dish I made for my Fiancé and myself tonight?!" and Ramsay replied: "I’m amazed she said yes!" Why has Ramsay decided to expand his platform outside of the small screen?
“Honestly, I had enough of people tagging me in shots of their food pictures that they thought were amazing, when they were terrible,” he told PopSugar. “I’ve always given out a lot of tough love on TV, so I figured the Twitterverse was prepared for it.”
For those looking for Ramsay’s insults to come to a halt (though Twitter won't be the same if they do), the F Word host has a solution: “Now, if everyone could just cook properly I wouldn’t have a problem,” he queries.
During the same interview with PopSugar, Ramsay also had a few choice words for the Unicorn food trend seemingly taking over the world (and your local Starbucks). “Unicorns are meant for children’s tales, not food,” he said. “Period.”
He had similar thoughts on the hot topic of whether pineapple belongs on pizza: “You don’t put f—ing pineapple on pizza,” and he's very much anti any food of the aviation kind.
When it comes to travel, Ramsay has a leg up on the rest of us, being able to eat at his own restaurant. Plane Food in London's Heathrow Airport is in Terminal Five and it's an absolute marvel. If he's not flying out of that particular part of the airport, he tries to keep it light without skipping on flavors, with a delicious pre-flight snack at an Italian bar.
"A nice selection of Italian meats, a little glass of red wines, some sliced apples or pears with some parmesan cheese, I’m like a pig in s***," Ramsay says. When it comes to take-off, however: "There’s no f***ing way I eat on planes."
Ramsay says: "I worked for airlines for ten years, so I know where this food’s been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board." The same applies to business and first class, so it might be a good idea to start eating before you get on the plane. Or, bring a cheeseburger or fried chicken onboard. I'm sure no one will mind that much on a long-haul flight.