Lord Crimson

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Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

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Gordon Ramsay

You always hate to see it when people mistake the fantasy world of television with real life. It’s even worse when the people on TV use celebrity to force their personal politics onto the rest of us.

The latest in the long line of celebrities that wish to impose the green lifestyle is Chef Gordon Ramsay. You may be familiar with his TV restaurant show that mostly consist of scolding and berating those who have signed up for whatever comes. This is fine for TV and can be great fun, but when said celebrity begins calling for laws that affect the real world then it’s time to say, “Wait a minute!”

Gordon Ramsay says British restaurants should be “fined” if they serve fruit and vegetables, which are not in season. He told the BBC that fruit and vegetables should be locally sourced and only on menus when in season. Mr Ramsay said he had already spoken to Prime Minister Gordon Brown about “outlawing” out-of-season produce.

Wishing to set laws and pass out fines are we Mr. Ramsay? Gordon continued by saying, “It would cut carbon emissions, as less food would be imported and lead to improved standards of cooking.”

I can understand wanting to improve cooking standards, but how pretentious of you Mr. Ramsay in wanting to regulate when certain fruits and vegetables can be served depending on how best to reduce carbon emissions.

Perhaps the rest of us think that your London restaurants, which include Petrus, The Savoy Grill and Maze should close because of the high amounts of CO2 they emit. Let’s be honest, you are personally responsible for more CO2 in one day than most of us could manage in a year.

Why not step-up and show us how much you “really” care about global warming. That’s right Gordon, be a stand up guy and close your restaurants. You do that and you will earn the right to preach the evils of carbon emissions and when the rest of us can buy fruits and vegetables.

Yes Mr. Ramsay, short of a financial disaster we know this will never happen. Funny how it’s always the activities of others that need correcting and never those that rant for the green lifestyle.

Written by Lord Crimson

May 9, 2008 at 4:20 pm

5 Responses

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  1. Hi LC,

    Ramsay is British? Dang, I just thought he had a speech impediment, along with a handful of personality disorders. Well, that does explain a lot.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    May 9, 2008 at 6:00 pm

  2. Hi Grit

    He has become quite popular which makes me nervous that he may decide to float other of his wacky ideas here. It’s his choice to implement his ideas in his own restaurants, but to call for new laws and fines on others is too much.

    We’re only talking fruits and vegetables here and to make it a crime on when you can eat them is just another step in this whole global warming nonsense.

    Or in the words of Ramsay, “It’s time to ‘beep’ stand up and ‘beep beep’ and ‘beep’ before it is too ‘beep’ late.”

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    May 9, 2008 at 6:46 pm

  3. Hi LC,

    It’s worse than you know. We have a movement over here, which appears to be the love child of Vegans and environmentalist radicals, which espouses that, not just fruits and vegetables, but all goods should be purchased only if produced within 200 miles or so of where you live. These people are so demented that, if they don’t happen to live in the right place, they refuse to buy toilet paper, vaccines, etc. I’m not sure what they call themselves, but I’m thinking that they should just go ahead and recycle “Luddite.”

    the Grit

    the Grit

    May 9, 2008 at 7:49 pm

  4. Hi Grit

    Oh Rats… too late!

    It makes sense to buy local when possible for all the obvious reasons, but taking it to such a fanatical level is Orwellian. I don’t mind so much that people want to live under self-imposed hardships, but I draw the line when they feel the need to take me down with them.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    May 9, 2008 at 8:54 pm

  5. Hi LC,

    But without imposing shared hardships on everyone, how would we all learn to love one another and exist in peace and harmony? Kum ba yah…

    the Grit

    the Grit

    May 10, 2008 at 5:47 pm


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