Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
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.