Celebrity chefs are more popular than athletes, says this very informal (but strangely accurate) survey
Do you know that Thailand’s prime minister is a celebrity chef? (Well you know what they say, he who rules the kitchen rules the home — or homeland.) Which of our celebrity chefs would make a good president? Check this link for an interesting shortlist.
Do you have what it takes to be a celebrity chef? Even if you can’t cook a souffle to save your life, you’ll have fun testing your kitchen knowhow in Celebrity Chef the Game
Tasks include running a restaurant, getting a TV contract, securing endorsements and book deals, and vying for awards.
Do you love watching Top Chef? Do you know every contestant, and recite the winning menus of every finalist? Then take this quiz and prove that you’re the Top Fan of Top Chef.
Play the Petrol Heads celebrity chef game! Match the chef to their car. So very funny!
Before Wolfgang Puck and Gordon Ramsay, there was… the Swedish chef!
Okay, so you can’t exactly learn how to make a souffle, but he’ll make you laugh. And sometimes laughter is the best appetizer you can have — especially on a Monday.
Did you know that Emeril Lagasse almost became a musician?
“I ended up turning down a full scholarship of music at the conservatory to pay to go to cooking school,” he said. “If you don’t follow your dream, who will?”
He still loves music, though. “Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It’s sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It’s always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving.”
This is what Gordon Ramsay had to say after reading a press release that a Scotland hotel was making a deep fried sandwich of Nutella.
“I’m horrified. I mean, Christ! Seventy-five per cent of my staff are French. They look at me like I’m some sort of twat that my Scottish brothers are launching two slices of bread with a fucking inch of Nutella between them, battered and deep fat fried.
“Now what the fuck is this country coming to? What are we doing to ourselves? That has to be abolished. Here we are, progressing tenfold, buying the right bread, real croissants, we’re making fresh muesli and we understand what a great cup of coffee is. And then some idiot brings out a deep-fried chocolate sandwich.
“I want to find the bastard that put that idea together. I’ve got the most amazing charcoal grill in my new kitchen. I’m going to sit his butt on it and criss-cross my name on his bloody arse cheeks to remind him. Every time he wakes up in the morning he can gawp at his arse.
“Is he fucking stupid? When these things hit France, the French just have a field day laughing at us. So I’m looking for that scumbag. I’m going to fucking grill his arse. Brand him with a hot iron like a little calf or a lamb. I’m going to put Ramsayfied on his butt, so every time he wakes up in the morning, he thinks ‘Fuck! I shouldn’t have done that!”
Celebrity chefs can turn anything into a gourmet meal — even the lowly burger.
Of course, it comes with a gourmet price tag. The $5,000burger is made of Kobe beef, foie gras and black truffles, and served with a 1990 bottle of Chateau Petrus. (Or you can skip the wine and order the champagne cocktails with 24K gold flakes.)
Gee, wonder what kind of toy they give away with that? A diamond?
A sugar rush by any other name is just as sweet.
Well, maybe not. According to Steve Ettlinger’s book, Twinkie, Deconstructed there’s more to this snack than a toothache. The author combines humor and thorough reseach on this American icon. He conveniently avoids talking about health benefits (we all know there is none) but, like the Twinkie itself, sometimes we just need a lot of fun, useless reading.