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  1. K4BOSH Purple Belt

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    That Mama Cherri episode is the best one of both UK/US versions. Such a feel good episode with great music, even the revisit episode was pretty good.
     
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    I understand the principle, but I think he applies it for the sake of fashion rather than practical reasons a lot of the time. Some of the restaurants he visits are obviously trying to do way too much, but he often applies to places specialising in cuisines such as Italian, where you can make a huge variety of dishes with the same core ingredients.
     
  3. ICHEERTHEBULL Black Belt

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    Ramsey was exposed a few years back for using frozen pre prepared meals in his restaurants.
     
  4. William Huggins Red Belt

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    Yeah the beef always breakers out and attacks people, it's all them steroids they put in them......
     
  5. fingercuffs Rebelfetts future wife Platinum Member

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    I understand your last point. But it is a flippin nightmare trying to manage food costs, cleaning, I could do chef, marketing, dish washing, it just goes on and on.
     
  6. genecop Steel Belt

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    we don’t all have mom cooking fresh vegetables for us..
     
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    Its also a tangible element of the diners experience.

    "I dont know what I want to eat" is a very real thing, not just in the domain of domestic dining disputes.

    Having too few items risks not having something an individual person might want to eat, but it's also true that having too many items can be bewildering and make it very difficult to choose.

    Putting on my amateur psychologist hat, here, I think there's probably a dynamic at play wherein a customer's satisfaction is closely tied to their sense of agency in choosing, or the anxiety that having so many options to choose from might create.

    Put another way, provided we don't have a really tiny menu, it's probably better to eat an item chosen from within a moderate sized list and be sure that you chose the best thing on offer, than it is to be comparing the thing you're eating with the 3 or 4 other items you potentially could have ordered and wondering if you'd have enjoyed them more.
     
  8. Law Talkin’ Guy The Worm

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    Frozen meat is ok imo, but frozen veggies? I’ll eat them a lot but they’re absolutely nowhere near as good as fresh.
     
  9. Sycho Sid Master of the world and the universe

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    Cheesecake Factory must be Gordon's ultimate nightmare.
     
  10. Derousey Purple Belt

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    Frozen vs flash frozen.

    Frozen fish is gross but flash frozen works. Most veg aren't suitable for ff.
     
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    That fucking place is my worst nightmare but they prob turn a profit sooo....
     
  12. Anaconda99 Brown Belt

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    Everything is better fresh. If you ever ate a fruit seconds before you picked it, it doesnt taste at all like the frozen or even stored kind. Same goes for meat and everything else.

    Too many dishes in the menu are a red flag, especially if you have things that are totally different. If you provide Asian food but also make pizzas im not coming.
     
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    I used to work in Chelsea Ivy garden and Gordon used to come there, most of the food was frozen but I never saw him complaining to the staff, hover the only time I saw the head chef preparing food was for Gordon. There were 2 head chefs that worked for him and the executive chef was his right hand in the late '90s when he got his first 3 Michelin star
     
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    I think his general advice is right, in terms of his standards and how he treats all the restaurants he goes to like fine dining establishments, where absolutely no corners are supposed to be cut. Freezing produce might not be the biggest deal in the world, but people with his pallet can tell the difference. Same with microwaving some dishes, to get a bit extra heat on something in a short amount of time. He's gonna be able to tell the difference, but most folks won't be able to.

    He might be wrong in treating all the establishments like fine dining, but hey, it's a TV show for shits and giggles, where the hook is watching an elite chef and business owner degrade and yell at people for not being as good as he is.
     
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    About 1), I meant canned vegetables, not frozen. Sorry about that. Watch out for the sodium though.
     
  16. KaNesDeath Red Belt

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    As someone who works in the service industry from basic backyard barbecues to fine dining engagements, youre wrong on both points.
     
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    He goes ballistic when the restaurants don't use chicken from a can.
     
  18. Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I haven't gone through this thread but I already know it's stupid as hell
     
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    Frozen peas>>>Fresh peas
     
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    I still don't understand how they're cramming 2000+ calories into simple dishes. 'Murica is a magical place.
     

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