Tag Archives: Gordon Ramsey

Hell Comes To Your House

How many of you guys watched last night’s much-anticipated second part of the Hell’s Kitchen finale? Man, I love that show! I admit I was totally pleased with finalist Christina taking top honors over Petrozza. Both were decent chefs, but Petrozza was kind of a spazz. He would never be able to survive as head chef in Gordon Ramsey’s new LA restaurant for more than ten minutes if the wasn’t being filmed for a reality TV show. Anyway, while all of us Gordon Ramsey junkies are waiting for the new season of Kitchen Nightmares to start, why not relive the excitement, stress and incessant screaming of the “rigorous culinary bootcamp” that is Hell’s Kitchen with the Hell’s Kitchen Home Game? Scalding hot oil burns and severed fingertips are sold separately.

Donald Trump to Gene Simmons: You’re Fired!

“I’m Fired!”


And…another Self-Righteous Blowhard Bites The Dust. I tore myself away from the last five minutes of Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares (BBC version) last night so I could watch Gene Simmons get his arrogant, chauvinistic ass fired on Donald Trump’s latest public travesty, Celebrity Apprentice. I understand that the faux boardroom drama at the end of each episode is supposed to be a total surprise, but I read enough spoilers on various Reality TV blogs to smell it coming.

You can read the recap here, because I can’t really comment on the rest of the episode. I only know that it was great, evil fun for me to see Gene get kicked off Trump Island, but probably really sad for the show’s producers, knowing that now a gazillion Kiss fans will have no reason to watch this shitty program. Anyway, this whole thing reminded me of a hilarious story about Gene Simmons that I just have to share.

My friend Dave is a pretty big deal rock critic legend who has interviewed everybody on the planet and always does an amazing job, because that is the kind of seasoned pro he is. Dave recently conducted an interview with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley during which Paul participated only via a phone link, as the Star Child apparently does not like to leave his house. Dave noted that Gene and Paul are so comfortable doing interviews in this manner that they practically go into automatic pilot mode, with Gene fielding one question and Paul taking on the following question, and so on. At one point, while it was Paul’s turn to speak, Dave noticed that Gene was busying himself with some task that involved holding something in his hands. When Dave looked closer, he realized that Gene was . . . balancing his checkbook during the interview! And that, my friend, is a true story.

Kitchen Nightmares: Coming to America

Hail Seitan

I missed most of this past season of Hell’s K itchen due to me being otherwise visually occupied with HBO’s Big Love — one of my very favorite shows. But thankfully my sister turned me on to Chef Gordon Ramsey’s BBC series Kitchen Nightmares (Thursdays at 8:00 PM on BBC America) , a show which masquearades as being more tasteful, but actually has just about as much swearing and back stabbing. And while it’s not likely to be as smashing as the original, Fox is set to debut an American version of Nightmares on September 19th. Unless that conflicts with the debut of Survivor: China! I’m making my reservations now.