Gordon is the real deal, at least as far as a TV personality can be a real deal.
He is a legit chef, first and foremost. This is especially important given the fact that he is English, and people don't really give English food much credit. The guy has a solid grasp on all cuisines, too; it's the reason why he can go into a pub, sushi restaurant, Italian joint, or French bistro, and somehow tell them what to make and how to make it, and make it work. Not many people have that thorough a repertoire.
Second, I was a chef; and let me tell you, chefs with Gordon's attitude are a dime a dozen. Chefs are, for the most part, assholes. At least the head chefs and sous chefs.
Third, it's incredibly entertaining, especially for me due to a sense of schadenfruede, to see people get yelled at by this chef because I was yelled at by chefs too.
Finally, I think he is actually a good guy, because on occasion you see his light shine through on Kitchen Nightmares (and that show with the kids).
If anything, I don't think Ramsey gets enough credit. In a world filled with lame celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver, Rachel Ray, Guy Fieri, and so, Ramsey is definitely the real deal.
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