Hells Kitchen TV Show

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by gourmetm, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. gourmetm

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    Does anyone watch this show?
     
  2. ctlurker

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    Are you referring to this show with Lenny Henry? If so, it's a personal favorite; last year, I bought the box set for a chef/restauranteur friend of mine, and he's still thanking me!

     
  3. thetincook

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    I think he's talking about a korean version of the Hells Kitchen.
     
  4. gourmetm

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    The one you've linked is called Chef! It looks great and sounds funny. It turns out that the show I was referring to is called Hells Kitchen:

    http://www.hulu.com/hells-kitchen

    I confused the name because throughout the show, the cooks constantly say "yes chef!" as if they are saluting an officer.

    So, if you'll allow me a second try: has anyone seen Hells Kitchen?/img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif
     
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    Yes, the show with Chef Ramsey. I concur on the scripted part.
     
  7. phatch

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    I can't stand it. It's unwatchable.  Ramsay should be embarassed to be a part of it.
     
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    Every season this show gets discussed ad nauseum. After seeing Ramsey however in other venues I think what it comes down to is it's a pure moneymaker for him. His livelihood (his own restaurants) don't suffer from this, he makes a ton of money and he gets an opportunity to yell at idiots! Sounds like a dream job!
     
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    Better then most of the comedy shows on TV.  People must watch it as it keeps coming back evry season.  Master chef show is worse, so is the one With Flay and the chick who poses but can't cook.  They are going to back the winner in opening restaurants ????In what country.
     
  10. leeniek

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    I have no patience at all for Hell's Kitchen... I just want to fly through the tv screen and smack some sense into those people.  I'm sure they're chosen for their camera-friendliness as opposed to whether or not they can cook and hold their own on the line. 

    Kitchen Nightmares I do like and I much prefer the British show over the one that is broadcast on Fox.
     
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    Imagine putting any of thse people to run his multi million dollar restauranst?  He is not that crazy.
     
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    Sad as it is that says a lot of the "general" viewing audience (not all)
     
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    Hardly 'European' TV - he was a 'star' on various UK TV stations.

    I've eaten at most of his restaurants and really rate him as a chef.  As a TV star?  Nope.
     
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    It's not him , it is the total jerks and idiots  that the producers surround him with. Like the next food network star they are not chosen for their ability to cook. Look at some of them who have been chosen in the past.

    Ramsay knows the business and how to cook.
     
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    Yes, he does, ChefEdb.

    I've only once been disappointed at any of his restaurants - and that, sadly, was the one he opened in Glasgow, his home town.  It didn't last long!
     
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    I totally agree Phatch.  It is beyond obnoxious, disrespectful to everyone, including the clients of the restaurant.
     
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    Agreed.  His BBC stuff is much more entertaining.  (Ever watch The F Word?) It seems as though he turns it up and is "acting" for American television.
     
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    Sorry for reviving this old thread, but I just started watching the show (ran out of Nip Tuck episodes to watch) and one thing I don't understand about the beef wellingtons is why they don't temp them?

    How come you never see any of the contestants using thermometers?

    I'm such a sucker for watching this. I blame Kuan for posting a link of that crazy couple from kitchen nightmares.
     
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    Chef Ramsey seems to think thermometers are for sissys.

    They also present cooking Risotto as some sort of rocket science.

    The inverted sum of the square of the procedural components of the dish are inversely proportional

    to the psychological amusement factor produced.

    Bottom line: the more useful tools you take away the better the show and greater the ratings. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif
     
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    I guess.. although, I just finished watching 3 seasons, and realized that the entire show is basically a farce. How do you take people from all walks of life, some literally from the ground up, such as waffle house short order cooks, and prison cafeteria cooks, and a nanny, and expect them to learn all the tools necessary in a very limited amount of time, under unusual pressure (cameras, audience, and Chef Ramsey going off in their face 24/7) and at the end of the competition hand them over keys to a restaurant? winning that show does not a master chef make. I can imagine the treatment they get on their first day reporting in as the "executive" chef of the prized restaurant. Honestly, I would not want to be in that position. i could see how the winners would struggle gaining the respect of the staff.

    I only read the top 3 because I don't want to spoil the rest of the seasons for myself.

    http://foodiegossip.blogspot.com/2011/09/hells-kitchen-winners-where-are-they.html

    As for the first chef, i would've totally worked under Ramsay for a year. What a dope.
     
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