Be careful what you wish for
Anyone who’s familiar enough with Gordon Ramsay to want the star chef’s feedback on their cooking knows exactly what they’re in for. The star chef is known to be fair in his assessments, but also brutally, colorfully, profanely honest in his criticisms.
We’ve seen it on Hell’s Kitchen, we’ve seen it on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, and now we’re seeing it in his most public forum yet – Twitter.
People sent photos of their culinary creations to the chef in the hopes that he would offer his opinion. And he certainly did just that, offering up a mix of praise, encouragement, and his trademark disbelief that some people could be THIS bad at cooking.
Let’s get it going, because he’s been a busy man the past few days.
@GordonRamsay I made this cake today, what do you think? https://t.co/P0QdKWDx5L— kristina (@kristina) 1487135118.0
The table cloth has more decoration on it ! https://t.co/jInBSV4qDy— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487135761.0
@GordonRamsay what do you think of my grilled chicken?? https://t.co/ZghKrN88dY— kenz (@kenz) 1487622231.0
Could you not hear your fire alarm ? https://t.co/FgrSHVX5A2— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487622462.0
@GordonRamsay how my steak look? https://t.co/ncqWI2Mkk7— Poe Tayto (@Poe Tayto) 1487560958.0
Did this really start out as a piece of steak ? Disaster https://t.co/AZ11nCDLo1— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487568766.0
So far, pretty standard Gordon Ramsay feedback, right?
Well, with so many responses, he had to mix things up, so even went to the well of lame puns for a critique on one cook’s omelet:
You need some serious egg-u-cating on making a perfect omelette https://t.co/h534UifXeT— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487568667.0
But for the most part, he stuck with what’s been proven to work. Incredulous, colorful put-downs:
@GordonRamsay pretty sure this is the best poached egg in a noodle soup you will see all day! https://t.co/rzoPjgis7Y— Chris B (@Chris B) 1487527915.0
Looks like toxic scum on a stagnant pool https://t.co/3Rf6s62Rgk— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487528246.0
Depressing I've seen better food in prisons https://t.co/ASaDytqoes— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487527779.0
Basic https://t.co/bdZzPfgd1Q— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487447989.0
It’s unlikely anyone got their feelings hurt here, because a) he’s only mean to the dishes that seem to really deserve it, and b) it’s Gordon Ramsay, so what did you expect?
That said, he wasn’t sparing with the praise when it was called for, which, among the submissions, wasn’t all that often:
@GordonRamsay I made cinnamon rolls, what do you think? https://t.co/ER1fnN5ykF— bri (@bri) 1487450172.0
Not bad https://t.co/YWGEVSVHMW— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487454328.0
@GordonRamsay my husband and I have been making your Xmas Wellington's for years.... Thanks for the constant insp… https://t.co/M9qwa0HfmE— Jenn Sanders (@Jenn Sanders) 1487572297.0
Looks good Jenn https://t.co/fwkY1wbMEy— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1487572350.0
First attempt at @GordonRamsay beef Wellington! https://t.co/lSnhPcDPY0— Ashley Travis (@Ashley Travis) 1486961859.0
Looks good Ashley https://t.co/Md9FfiYAVs— Gordon Ramsay (@Gordon Ramsay) 1486962130.0
(Mental note: If you’re trying to escape the wrath of Ramsay, go with beef wellington. He seems to have a soft spot for it.)