What Gordon Ramsay Really Eats

What Gordon Ramsay Really Eats

July 17, 2019 100 By William Morgan


After watching countless Gordon Ramsay tirades
on Kitchen Nightmares, you probably wonder
what the notorious culinary perfectionist
actually eats on a day-to-day basis.
Scallops?
Beef Wellington?
Salmon en Croute?
The truth is actually a lot more down-to-Earth.
Here’s a look at what Gordon Ramsay really
eats, and a few of the things he simply won’t.
Basic breakfast
For the most important meal of the day, Ramsay
sticks to hearty oatmeal, saying that it sets
him up for the rest of his day.
If plain ol’ oatmeal isn’t what you’d expect
from a chef with Ramsay’s know-how, he told
Reddit during an A-M-A or “Ask Me Anything”
session that it’s due to nostalgia.
“Everyone thinks I have a glamorous breakfast,
like a full English or Eggs Benedict.
I keep it simple, because it reminds me of
my mum.”
Ramsay does, however, add a pro chef’s touch
to the meal.
“The night before, put 3-4 bananas in the
oven on a pilot light.
And the next day, squeeze the bananas into
almond milk, bring it to a boil, then add
the oatmeal and dried cranberries, and you’ll
have the most amazing oatmeal for breakfast.”
Small bits
After the simple oatmeal breakfast, does Ramsay
ramp things up with a full spread when it
comes to lunch and dinner?
Hardly.
He explained in his Reddit AMA,
“It’s very hard for me to enjoy a full meal,
because I taste every 2 minutes in the kitchen.
[…] I like to keep on my toes, and eat small
bits.
Almost like in Hong Kong — 4 or 5 times
a day, small bowls of food.”
Guilty pleasures
Ramsay’s guilty pleasure foods range from
artisanal treats to famous fast food fare.
He dished to Reddit about his love for Momofuku
Milk Bar treats created by his MasterChef
co-host Christina Tosi, including her famous
oat cookie-based Crack Pie, saying,
“Honestly, I don’t give a damn about that
Crack Pie having three thousand calories per
slice.
Just getting in there is incredible.”
For savory indulgences, Ramsay is all about
a west coast favorite.
“In-N-Out burgers were extraordinary.
I was so bad, I sat in the restaurant, had
my double cheeseburger then minutes later
I drove back round and got the same thing
again to take away.”
His last meal
At the end of the day, even with all the gourmet
ingredients at his disposal, Chef Ramsay just
wants a good home-cooked meal.
“You can see why that deserves to be a great
British classic.”
When asked what his last meal on earth would
be, he told WebMD,
“It would have to be my mum’s shepherd’s pie
— it’s the ultimate comfort food — and
a hot chocolate fondant with milk ice cream
for dessert!”
No airplane food
You didn’t really think Gordon Ramsay would
eat airplane food, did you?
Surprising exactly no one, he told Refinery29,
“There’s no f–king way I eat on planes.
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.”
So what does he eat when he travels?
While in London, Ramsay says he like to hit
an Italian bar for a light snack before flying.
“A nice selection of Italian meats, a little
glass of red wine, some sliced apples or pears
with some Parmesan cheese.
I’m like a pig in s–t.”
His favorite libations
If there’s anybody that could use a drink
after a long day’s work, it’s Gordon Ramsay.
All that screaming and yelling has got to
wind a person up.
But what’s his drink of choice?
If he’s grabbing a cold one, it’s a Scotch
ale from Innis & Gunn.
Ramsay explained in his Reddit AMA why it’s
his go-to, saying,
“[It’s] an amazing beer that is brewed inside
a smoked bourbon cask.
It’s got a really nice, dark rich hoppy flavor
that goes brilliantly well with burgers.”
Off-limits
When asked during his Reddit AMA if there
were any foods he won’t even try, Ramsay responded,
“I’ll eat absolutely anything.
The only thing I draw the line at is eating
overcooked food.
There is NOTHING worse than an overcooked
Brussels sprout.
The smell is disgusting.”
But the dish Ramsay is best known for despising
is pineapple pizza.
Ramsay made his feelings clear when an audience
member suggested the pairing while he was
hosting The Nightly Show in the UK.
“You don’t put pineapple on f–king pizza.”
He was eventually forced to eat a pineapple-laden
slice on camera after losing a bet, and it
went about as well as you’d expect …
“Imagine salty sweet cardboard, because that’s
what’s going on in my mouth right now.
Not good.”
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