Five Things You Didn’t Know About Gordon Ramsay


Microwave ‘Cooking’

The last appliance you would imagine a master chef uses is the controversial microwave, but Gordon Ramsay is not entirely against it. In fact, the celebrity chef uses a microwave in a terrifyingly risky manner – with a tin foil! Ramsay believes that you can dry herbs in a microwave with amazing results. He says, “You get a plate, plastic wrap, and then rub a whole basil leaf in just a touch of olive oil and then lay it on the tin foil. Press for 45 seconds in the microwave. They come out crispy!”

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He’ll Eat Anything… At Least Once



Gordon Ramsay Eating A Tarantula

Will you consume a snake’s live, beating, open heart? Ramsay would, provided it is seasoned properly. One of the responsibilities he associates with being a chef is to discover as much as he can, whether it is a jellied eel to simple beans on toast. Once, the chef famously eats a fried Tarantula in Cambodia.

Personal Dining

Gordon Ramsay is not always on the hunt to judge the next new restaurant in the corner. Sometimes, a chef wants to visit a restaurant just for the simplest pleasures of an innocent meal. “I love going to restaurants and I love going to enjoy myself without having to work at them,” says Ramsay, who admits that his presence at any restaurant often attracts the same queries at the reception, about whether there is an accompanying camera crew.

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Favourite Fast Food

Ramsay is no snob when it comes to food. The notoriously tough chef revealed that he even encourages his children to understand junk food so they will not grow up as food snobs. Ramsay even has a soft spot for In-N-Out Burger, expressing his despair that there is not a branch in London. “If there’s one thing I miss flying out of LA, it’s an In-N-Out Burger,” says Ramsay.

3 Michelin Stars

Throughout his career, the famous celebrity chef has been awarded a total of 16 Michelin stars. His first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, was opened in 1998 and a mere three years later earned three Michelin stars – the most prestigious award in the iconic restaurant reference guide. He was also the first Scot to achieve the honour – yes, Ramsay is Scottish.

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