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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay – expletive-happy nemesis of bad cooks and filthy restaurants — is inviting ordinary Americans to cook along with him from the comfort of their own kitchens.
And he swears he’s not going to, well, swear.
Ramsay has become as famous for his insults as his talents in hell’s kitchens and nightmarish restaurants around the world. But the British cook says his new show aimed at the cook in all of us, coming in December on Fox TV, will show a kinder side to him.
“Of course, I’m going to try not to swear … I do have good days!” he told journalists at a preview in Los Angeles. “I’ll be cooking live on a domestic front … I promise not to swear.”
Ramsay said it was bad hygiene and sloppiness in professional kitchens that usually drives him to frustration and a stream of F-words. But what really makes his blood boil are cooks who drink and smoke and can’t properly taste what they are serving up.
“Men are driven by sex,” Oliver was reported as saying at the annual Hay-on-Wye book festival in Wales. ”So the best way for women to get their men into the kitchen would be to stop having sex with them until they start to cook,” he told the Sunday Times of London.