SparkPeople Gordon Ramsay Fans Team Messageboard Do you enjoy Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Master Chef, Hotel Hell, etc? Burn calories while discussing episodes with other fans of Chef Gordon Ramsay! SparkPeople Gordon Ramsay Fans Team Messageboard Kitchen Nightmares: Amy's Baking Company Fans of Kitchen Nightmares will recall the worst restaurant ever: Amy's Baking Company <BR> <BR> The owners are finally giving up - sort of. Closing their restaurant but will continue selling desserts to restaurants and making videos. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>87/kitchen-nightmares-amys-baking-comp<BR>any-shutter </link> <BR> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:12:48 EST Hell's Kitchen: Predict the Winner Rules: <BR> <BR> - Winner gets a 500 point spark goodie of their choice. <BR> - If multiple people win, points will be divided equally. <BR> - You are only allowed to choose once. Answers that are edited will disqualify you. <BR> - Your choice must be posted here by May 15. <BR> <BR> You must pick the top two finishers and indicate which you believe will win (the latter only to break ties). If no one picks both, award(s) will go to people who manage to pick one or, failing that, pickin... Fri, 1 May 2015 15:54:04 EST Master Chef Junior As far as I can tell, this is the only Gordon Ramsay show I can find ongoing (at least on hulu). <BR> <BR> I'm torn between liking it and not liking it. <BR> <BR> Reasons to *not* like: <BR> - Not fair to pit kids of such widely differing ages against one another. <BR> - See children cut themselves with knives due to pressure hurts more than seeing adults do same. <BR> - Seeing children cry because their dish didn't work is plain sadistic. <BR> - Bringing in their families toward the end ju... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:40:00 EST I love to watch Gordon Ramsay. Hi. I'm Debra and I am a fan. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:08:33 EST Saying Hi Hi My name is Kim and I love Gordan Ramsay shows. I was surprised to see this spark team but I am glad I found it. Have a blessed day. <em>252</em> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 11:23:54 EST Gordon Pulls THE PLUG on Kitchen Nightmares! <link><BR>say-cancels-one-of-his-shows/287480899865 </link> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:39:56 EST MasterChef Wow - Graham Elliott looks a lot thinner than he used to! Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:58:53 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Amy's Baking Company Revisited Just watched ABC Revisited. Cannot believe this restaurant is still in business! <BR> <BR> There iare now wikipedia pages just for the episode as well as facebook pages, twitter, etc. It appears that the restaurant has set up and retracted several facebook pages. Can't find one currently! <BR> <BR> The restaurant's own website is interesting - they're capitalizing on their own reputation. Among other products, here is one of the shirts they're selling: <link>amys-baking-company.myshopify.c... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:02:28 EST Hell's Kitchen, Season 12 Just in case anyone else missed on the air, the first episode of the new season just showed up on Hulu. Free! Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:38:52 EST going through Ramsey withdrawal I hope one of his shows start REALLY soon. I miss hearing him say "IT'S RAW!" LOL Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:44:40 EST MasterChef Junior First episode is available online. Hopefully, this link works: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It was eerie who well some of those kids can work in a kitchen. How could 10-year olds be so knowledgeable about such expensive and subtle ingredients? I figure any parent wealthy enough to have truffle oil around is probably wealthy enough to employ a professional chef - or just have all their meals out! Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:13:05 EST Mchef season finale TONIGHT! i'm watching. want Luca to win. He's a nice guy Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:48:14 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE? each week we post what we did and how long. whomever did the most, without hurting him/herself, gets a spark goodie and bragging rights for a short while. <BR> <BR> Who's in? Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:33:42 EST Masterche f-current season.....possible spoilers any thoughts? i think that natalie needs to go, and so does Pam. they are WAY too emotional and take things too personally to be any good at competition. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:26:34 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Amy's Baking Company Wow. That was certainly a unique episode. Ramsay gave up! Amy was unable to come to grips with reality. <BR> <BR> This episode has kicked off more fireworks from the owners. Customers and ex-employees have weighed in on social media websites and, in turn, the owners have posted rather amazing responses. <BR> <BR> Among the articles I've read, here are a few of the better ones: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>scottsdales-amy-bouzaglo-baking-co-gra<BR>nd-reopening.... Sat, 18 May 2013 19:48:44 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Chappy's Ramsay: "Looks like Chappy took a crappy in my gumbo." <BR> <BR> I googled the restaurant and Chappy announced he was throwing out Ramsay's menu and going back to what he had before. <BR> <BR> Two possible outcomes: <BR> 1) Doomsday: It wasn't working before; why should it work now? <BR> 2) Ramsay doesn't understand New Orleans cuisine. (Alas, neither do a lot of Nashville residents.) A recipe for trouble. Sat, 11 May 2013 18:17:16 EST exercise challenge for April? supposedly the weather will be warmer, what about exercises during the show's TV commercials? Mon, 1 Apr 2013 11:42:23 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Yanni's Very enjoyable episode. In the first two minutes, I felt for sure that what was really need was just a family counselor. <BR> <BR> But then Ramsay started shredding the food as he always does. The funniest line was from Taria who blurted out (while everyone else was arguing about Ramsay's blistering critiques) that: "He liked the pita!" <BR> <BR> Of course, Ramsay had the usual great lines such as [house gyro] "C'mon seriously, looks like a plate full of puke." <BR> <BR> Alyse's comment ab... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:40:38 EST Hell's Kitchen: Predict the Winner - with a twist Rules: <BR> <BR> - Winner gets a 500 point spark goodie of your choice. <BR> - If multiple people win, the prize points will be divided equally. <BR> - You are only allowed to choose once. <BR> - Your choice must be posted here by April 15. <BR> <BR> Now for the twist: <BR> <BR> - You must pick the winner and the runner-up. <BR> <BR> This may sound impossibly hard; however, it actually will make this contest more playable because: <BR> <BR> - You don't have to guess which is the winner v... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:51:08 EST How should Ramsay challenge chefs next? I'm dying from lack of a HK infusion so to pass the time until the next series, let's see if we can come up with better HK challenges. <BR> <BR> #1 Chefs are to make three dishes using only ingredients that can be found in all 7-11s. (No local foods allowed.) <BR> <BR> #2 Chefs are to make the most painfully hot dishes that are still enjoyable to eat (where "enjoyability" is totally up to the whims of Ramsay). <BR> <BR> #3 Chefs are to prepare an entree or dessert with an alcohol content... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:06:22 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Mill Street Bistro An easy way to tell the good episodes from the so-so episodes: the good episodes have so much meat on the bones, they can split it up into two weeks. Such is the case with this one. <BR> <BR> I've only seen the first part (watching via hulu so it's a week late) but it's been entertaining so far. It's hard to imagine how Ramsay can get through to this guy who seems to know that he's not doing what he claims. <BR> <BR> PS: Could Ramsay really know the finer points of elk? Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:26:05 EST Hello Hi everyone! I am a 39 year old wife and mother of three children. We live in Wisconsin and are wishing for the warm summer weather soon! I will be glad to be able to get outside to walk more! I was happy to see more Gordon Ramsay fans on here. :) I absolutely love watching all his shows. I was happy to see Hell's Kitchen premiere yesterday. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know everyone. Have a good day! <em>30</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:49:48 EST Laugh for the day!<BR>316556982920&set=a.328070093907568.693<BR>01.199077356806843&type=1&ref=nf Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:39:05 EST What about GR's newest show? This one places him in prison. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Thu, 7 Feb 2013 17:56:33 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Mama Maria's An unsurprising episode. No twists. Just an owner stuck in the past. <BR> <BR> But the montage of Ramsay going through years of frozen food was well done. And the special board out front (last changed by the long-dead owners) was a practice I've seen at other restaurants. But food made daily and frozen daily - that was a new one! <BR> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:55:23 EST Gordon Ramsay Toaster In a review of 30 toasters in the current issue of Consumer Reports, is this amusing paragraph: <BR> <BR> "Now let's talk about the losers. Gordon Ramsay, the foul-mouthed British restaurateur who has made a name eviscerating guests on shows like Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, is getting in on the merchandising game. But one of his first products, the Gordon Ramsay Everyday 16117 (Kmart) two-slice toaster, was, as he might put it, pretty #@%$ing awful in our tests. Indeed, its overal... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 16:16:50 EST Kitchen Nightmares: La Galleria New seasons, new episodes! <BR> <BR> This season is off to a good start. I enjoyed this episode - it seemed like the owners (Rita & Lisa) knew their food was a problem and they felt responsible for it ("The seafood ravioli is awful. Why did she let him order it?") but couldn't figure out how to change. <BR> <BR> But they got progressively more defensive and stubborn as the show progressed turning from reasonable owners to unreasonable. <BR> <BR> Some of the interactions were hilarious (... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 16:29:08 EST Gordon Ramsay's Mum I was kinda bored today so I figured I'd try another episode of Gordon's "The F Word". (Available free on Hulu.) I watched episode #2 and it was a lot better than #1. The best part was Gordon's mother was on the show. The two of them competed to produce the same dish and the dialogue between them was great! <BR> <BR> It starts at the 25 minute mark. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:51:00 EST Hotel Hell: The Cambridge Hotel Typically clueless owner. I especially liked the part where the owner found himself locked in his own room. Nonetheless, it seemed unfair for Ramsay to be wandering around the 3rd floor when it was obviously unfinished rooms. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:13:04 EST Gordon Ramsay Fans (New Member) Hi my name is Melanie Louise Jackson aka (Grease31), <BR> <BR> I have joined this particular group, as i 2 am a fan of Gordon Ramsay, i always watch his programmes, whether they are shown on Channel 4, More 4, or even Itv 2, they are really really very very good. <BR> <BR> I remember last Christmas Day (25/12/2011), Channel 4 showed his Christmas cookery special, (where he invites celebrity guests, & Home viewers, to join in with his Cook-a-long), it showed flashbacks of Celebrity chefs c... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 05:44:43 EST HOTEL HELL ?????? I enjoyed it, but i can't help thinking that Ramsey is outta his league on this one. he has never run a hotel/inn/b & b. i know that he can make changes, but OBVIOUSLY the owner doesn't want to. any comments? Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:45:46 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Zocalo This was one of the more unexciting episodes. Everyone was fairly reasonable. Even Mary wasn't that bad. (Mary: "Chef Ramsay no feel happy.") But hey, lower those prices! <BR> <BR> One thing that was weird - he sent the cameras out of the room and then continued to record from farther away. <BR> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 11:09:13 EST New show- He is having a new show where he goes to hotels kind of like Hell's Kitchen. Do not know when it starts. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 08:02:52 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Chiarella's I found this episode so boring that I didn't finish watching it. The owners' halfhearted objections to Ramsay's critiques were just uninteresting. So I will only mention some minor things: <BR> <BR> How could Ramsay immediately distinguish crayfish from lobster? Don't they look the same? (Well, crayfish and *baby* lobster anyway.) <BR> <BR> When Ramsay suggested they should close the restaurant down, I was wondering why he doesn't encourage more restaurants to close. There have got to ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:07:09 EST Hell's Kitchen: 82 cameras I always wondered how they could capture all the nutty stuff going on in the kitchen. Here's a short video with producer Kent Weed giving a quick behind the scenes tour that explains some things I never knew: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>en-executive-producer-kent-weed </link> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:27:35 EST What is one good thing about today? <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It is sunny and beautiful in New Jersey. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:54:56 EST Kitchen Nightmare s-Burgers <em>489</em> Some of those burgers made me want to puke. And the price $39.00 are you kidding me? The wife looked like a mess, and like she had drinkers eyes and the dad was just a nut case. It was a repeat but I never saw it before. The meat pie was the worse, do not know what was in there. I do not know how Ramsey eats some of that stuff. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:52:45 EST Kitchen Nightmares Yesterday I was looking for something to watch because the movie was a thriller, surfing through the channels I found that CMT has Kitchen Nightmares on it. I am not sure how often or if it is everyday-but check it out. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 07:13:24 EST How Is Everyone Doing? How are you doing? Are you losing any weight? Are you doing some cardio or strength exercises? Are you tracking you food? Any other issues? Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:33:16 EST weekly weigh-in <em>192</em> Dropped 2 more pounds this week for a total of 12 pounds here at Spark Thanks for all your support. Good losing to everyone. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:44:28 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Charlie's Sorry I'm a week behind but no one's reviewed this episode yet so ... <BR> <BR> Wow, that was depressing. Everyone on staff either didn't eat the food or didn't like the food. The owner, Tatianna, didn't know anything - not only did she lack training as a chef but as a businesswomen, too. How can 1 day with Gordon Ramsay at your side really hope to change anything? <BR> <BR> Ramsay's logic was impeccable: Tatianna knowingly bought a failing restaurant, didn't change a thing, and expected ... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:06:48 EST Cafe Hon What a nut case. Why in the world would anyone trademark a word, and why would they let her. The end result was good but what a transformation. She was a whack job. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:34:09 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Spin A Yarn A strange episode. The wife (too ignorant) and daughter (too young) shouldn't be in the restaurant business, sigh. $900K on redecorating? Who was writing the checks? Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:10:54 EST where is everyone? Where are all of you guys? Are are you progressing. I have lost a total of 10 pounds and 7 inches since I joined December 28. How is everyone else doing? <em>38</em> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:10:41 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Park's Edge In all fairness, Gordon Ramsay should have had a more open mind about the grilled salad. Just because he's never heard of a dish doesn't mean it's bad. It's actually a well-known dish as a simple google search will show. I recall seeing Alton Brown prepare it on one of his shows many years ago. Here's the link to Alton's version... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>own/grilled-romaine-recipe/index.html </link> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 21:30:38 EST New Kitchen Nightmares New Kitchen Nightmares on in my area tonight. On channel WNY- (new York Channel at 8:00PM Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:02:40 EST Kitchen Nightmares: El Greco Very sad episode despite some funny lines: <BR> <BR> Q: "Who cooked that?" <BR> A: "Chef Mike" (as in Microwave) <BR> <BR> Ramsay: "If you saw this food (a lamb shank by itself on a plate) in a dog food bowl, you would not think twice." <BR> Ramsay:" The frigging microwave has more qualifications than you." <BR> Ramsay: "I've seen a diaper look more attractive than that." <BR> <BR> After watching all the microwave scenes, it got me trying to recall if I had ever seen a microwave in Hell's ... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 19:20:44 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Michon's Best Q&A: <BR> Q: "Was there anything I ate today that wasn't microwaved?" <BR> A: "The salad." <BR> <BR> PS: Is this the the first time he entered a restaurant and called the decor and kitchen stunning? <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:43:27 EST GR fans, what's up now? What's been going on since thanksgiving? I celebrated my 40th bday on 11/27 and it was one of the best days of this year. what about you? Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:33:11 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Luigi's Wow, how Grace could yell! But the best scene was when Ramsay asked what 5 cheeses were in the 5-cheese ravioli and everyone in the kitched realized they had no idea and they all went over to the box that the pre-made stuff came in to read the ingredients. <BR> <BR> Best line to describe the ravioli: "fat-free cheese dipped in fat" Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:07:27 EST what's up GR fans? haven't seen any activity for a while. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:59:08 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Leone's My favorite lines: <BR> <BR> Ramsay: "You think of NJ, you think of Italian"?? <BR> <BR> Ramsay: "What's wrong with the restaurant?" <BR> Rose: "Everything." <BR> <BR> and finally... <BR> <BR> I love when Ramsay says "One of everything on the menu." Sat, 8 Oct 2011 20:11:05 EST Kitchen Nightmares: Blackberry's A new season of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare's has started - hooray! <BR> <BR> Gee, I would've walked out of this place before even tasting anything. <BR> <BR> $24 for Chitlins?! <BR> $15 for Pig's Feet? <BR> <BR> After seeing that, $7 for a slice of cheese cake doesn't seem so high. But wait, it's $7 for *sweet potato* cheese cake. What? <BR> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 21:52:05 EST elise anyone else find her 2 faced? i realize the show is for ratings and entertainment, but come on..........she should have been kicked off the show the 2nd week. i know that jennifer deserved to stay on the show at least 1 more week because she wasn't coniving like elise. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:27:10 EST Hell's Kitchen: new season A new season of HK has begun. Funny stuff already. Can't believe that guy that served canned pineapple. But I wonder why they even stocked it in the kitchen. Do you think they have things specifically as those kinds of traps to see if people will fall for them? Wed, 20 Jul 2011 13:32:29 EST Master Chef: new series I see hulu has a new Master Chef series. It's sooo much better than the last one. The finally got people who can really cook. And some of them are pretty funny. I like the guy who cooked the alligator. Couldn't believe Ramsay knew how to prepare gator. The nude cooking was pretty funny, too. <BR> <BR> The only downside are the other two judges. Enough said. Wed, 8 Jun 2011 21:26:07 EST Oceana After the vermin, I was surprised Ramsay didn't just call the health department to have that place permanently closed. Did Ramsay really throw up on camera? Wow. <BR> <BR> Many owners of these restaurants are immature. But the co-owner Mo, was not only immature but downright stupid. I wanted to laugh when his brother convinced his that "busy fool" was not an insult, but it was just too depressing. I hope that restaurant closes and soon. Sun, 22 May 2011 12:16:51 EST sparkgoodies This team is under new management! As a way of reinvigorating us, I will be distributing 100 point sparkgoodies to the people between now and the end of May who post or blog the most insightful and relevant items to this group. If no one does, spark goodies will go to our most recent new members. Tue, 17 May 2011 03:27:48 EST Zeke's Nice twist having the chefs pass off their food as Gordon's. Of course, that's only possible when you already have chefs that know what they're doing. But what was going on toward the end when they were serving fish that was undercooked? <BR> <BR> I particularly liked when Gordon was unable to convince the owners that "special" couldn't be applied to a dish created a week earlier! Sun, 15 May 2011 13:47:04 EST Stepping Down I'm sorry but I need to step down as leader of this team. I wish all of you the very best in the future. Wed, 11 May 2011 21:14:47 EST Capri Did anybody else find those twins downright creepy? Sat, 7 May 2011 13:46:15 EST Saturday Silliness 5/7 What would be your absolute dream car? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked (or are you a vegetarian)? <BR> <BR> When’s the last time you laughed out loud? And what caused it? <BR> <BR> What is/are your driving pet peeve(s)? <BR> <BR> Are you a late-night snacker? Sat, 7 May 2011 10:45:25 EST La Frite Okay, the useless jerk of a chef ticked me off, but the person I really wanted to throttle was the dad. How the owner stands by and just watches while everyone disses the assistant manager (who happens to be his own daughter) is well beyond me. Good thing he was retiring, because he was flipping USELESS. Sat, 30 Apr 2011 11:28:42 EST Ten things about YOU Tell us ten things about you. Anything you like – serious or silly, important or trivial. Let’s learn more about each other: <BR> <BR> My ten: <BR> <BR> 1. I have two great kids. My son Frank, who’s totally disabled, lives with his dad in San Francisco. In spite of being in a wheelchair, he’s the fastest girl-chaser in this part of the state. And I have a little redheaded angel-girl in Heaven. I’m sure she’s keeping Sts. Peter and Patrick VERY busy! <BR> <BR> 2. I’m downright sickeningly p... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:43:44 EST Hell's Kitchen meets Iron Chef I watched a past episode of Iron Chef America last night. Not only was the challenger Chef Ralph Pagano, an alumnus of Hell's Kitchen, but one of his sous chefs was our very own Chef Scott! Bobby Flay beat them rather badly. <BR> <BR> The secret ingredient was Barramundi, which they had to catch live. A couple of them almost got away from Chef Ralph! Thu, 28 Apr 2011 09:56:16 EST Master Chef returns in June Just saw the first ad the other night. It's still got the same three judges. That vintner was the scary one. I thought he made Ramsay look like a teddy bear! Thu, 28 Apr 2011 09:54:18 EST Either/Or Which do you prefer? (And yes, “neither” is an acceptable answer.) Tell us your preference, then ask two new for the next person. The subjects can be anything you like, so let’s have some fun! <BR> <BR> Roses or tulips? <BR> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:53:31 EST Kingston Cafe (spoilers) Homecoming for me -- I was born in Pasadena. <BR> <BR> I seriously wanted to smack Dr. Una at the beginning of the episode, but I was a fan by the end. But she had some bizarre ideas about food! "Can't cook Jamaican fresh?" I know quite a few Jamaican chefs who would definitely beg to differ. <BR> <BR> I loved Ramsay's response to her remark about Jesus appearing! <BR> <BR> That BBQ on the patio looked spectacular. I'd pay good money for that. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:34:34 EST Saturday Silliness 4/16 Do you celebrate Passover, Easter, or another spring holiday? Or none of the above? <BR> <BR> If you celebrate one of the holidays, how will you celebrate this year? <BR> <BR> What’s one of your favorite spring holiday memories? <BR> <BR> Do you enjoy casinos or gambling? <BR> <BR> If you won a huge lottery jackpot, what would you do with it? <BR> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:48:38 EST Right on "Q" Couldn’t be simpler – words with a “q” anywhere in them. <BR> <BR> Squall. <BR> Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:39:24 EST Saturday Silliness 4/2 What’s your shoe size? <BR> <BR> If you had enough money to hire one person to help you reach your weight/fitness goals, would you hire a nutritionist or a personal trainer? <BR> <BR> What spring/summer produce do you enjoy most? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate worst? <BR> <BR> What’s one thing you really love about spring? Sat, 2 Apr 2011 00:18:13 EST 3/25 episode (spoilers) That couple infuriated me -- what a complete waste of Ramsay's time. <BR> <BR> I was especially angry at how they treated their kids. If closing the restaurant was what it took to get them out of that abusive situation, then I'm glad it closed. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:32:32 EST The "Star Movie Star" Game This is a fun game I cribbed – er, BORROWED – from another team. Name a star, movie and costar. The next person names a movie the costar was in and someone who costarred in THAT film. For example, if I say “Vivian Leigh was in Gone With the Wind with Clark Gable who was in…” the next person could say “The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe who was in…” (Google is a huge help with this game.) Classic films or modern are all fine, as long as they’re linked by costars. Let’s see how far we can go! <BR>... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:04:02 EST Revisit (spoilers) Why am I not surprised that Anna Vincenzo went out of business. I don't believe what she said about wanting to spend more time with the family. I believe the waitress -- that she drove customers away with doubled prices and halved portions. <BR> <BR> The changes in Lido (?) and Le Bistro were amazing. Two big successes for Chef Ramsay. Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:44:02 EST Saturday Silliness 3/19 What color are your eyes? <BR> <BR> If you were going on a round-the-world tour, what foreign city would be your first stop? <BR> <BR> Do you have kids? Brag them up here! <BR> <BR> When you were little, what was the first thing you can remember wanting to be when you grew up? Did you do it? <BR> <BR> What’s an accomplishment you’re particularly proud of? Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:08:29 EST Down City (Spoilers If Ramsay had throttled Abby, I would have given him an alibi. Good Lord, how willfully blind can you be? And I thought they'd need to fire the chef. I'm glad that with training he turned it around. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:16:07 EST Saturday Silliness 3/12 What's the last live show or concert you attended? (Yes, your kids' school productions count.) <BR> <BR> Do you sing along with your car radio/CD player? <BR> <BR> Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> What does your bedspread/comforter look like? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how? Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:43:13 EST Four-letter words -- change one Start with a four-letter word. Change one letter to make a new word. Please don't add, just change. We want the words to stay four letters long. Here we go! <BR> <BR> Note Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:06:32 EST Davide (spoilers) A rather uninteresting episode. At least there were no scenes of a disgusting fridge. The only amusing bit was when the waiter and the owner found out they had been telling all the customers the pasta was fresh only to find out it was 3 weeks old or store bought. Did they really not know this? They gave the impression of total ignorance/trust. Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:43:21 EST Saturday Silliness 2/26 What's the weather like where you are today? <BR> <BR> You're going to the Oscars! What are you wearing? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite picture book as a kid? <BR> <BR> What was your first car? Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:15:01 EST 2/18 episode (spoilers) Boy, I hope Mitch grows something resembling a backbone! I don't know whether I felt sorry for him or he p****d me off, he was such a wuss. Good on him for firing that so-called "chef," though. Cook the fish to order? Since when is that even a question? <BR> <BR> I didn't think the old man or the waitress needed to be subtitled. I found them perfectly understandable. But of course, I grew up listening to The Clancy Brothers, so maybe I'm just used to the dialect. Lovely on the ear! <BR> Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:15:00 EST Beverages A to Z Couldn't be easier -- anything to drink, in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> Apple juice. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:54:21 EST Just for fun What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> December-----I ran over <BR> <BR> Pick the day (number) you were born on... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:38:52 EST PJ's (spoilers) I seriously hope that so-called chef spends the rest of his working life flipping pancakes at IHOP! <BR> <BR> Sad -- Ramsay spent all that time and his personal money to help them and then they just gave up. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:16:23 EST Spit or Swallow? Simple -- I name a food, you tell me if you'd swallow or spit it out. Then you name a food for the next person. <BR> <BR> Figs. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:01:04 EST Saturday Silliness 1/29 What's your favorite color? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> If you could have one superpower, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Do you own (are you owned by) any pets? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's your favorite movie star? Sat, 29 Jan 2011 11:15:05 EST Kitchen Nightmares Kitchen Nightmares has resumed! (I actually like KN more than Hell's Kitchen.) Is it ok to discuss Kitchen Nightmares here or should it be in a different team? Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:23:07 EST Saturday Silliness 1/22 If you could take a vacation to any one place in the world, where would it be? <BR> <BR> What makes you angrier than anything? <BR> <BR> Would you ever sky-dive or bungee jump? <BR> <BR> Have you ever played a team sport aside from PE class? <BR> <BR> You have enough money to hire a chef, a chauffeur or a housekeeper. Which would you choose? Sat, 22 Jan 2011 11:41:05 EST Saturday Silliness How old were you when you learned to read? <BR> <BR> What was the first car you ever owned? <BR> <BR> What's your guilty pleasure? (G-rated only, please!) <BR> <BR> What's a talent you wish you had? <BR> <BR> Morning person or night owl? Sat, 15 Jan 2011 11:26:09 EST How should Ramsay challenge chefs next? I'm dying from lack of a HK infusion so to pass the time until the next series, let's see if we can come up with better HK challenges. <BR> <BR> #1 Chefs are to make three dishes using only ingredients that can be found in all 7-11s. (No local foods allowed.) <BR> <BR> #2 Chefs are to make three dishes using no tools that cut, shred, chop, stab, etc. <BR> <BR> #3 Chefs are to prepare an entree or dessert with an alcohol content of 40-50%. Chefs must then consume enough of their own dish ... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:30:34 EST Saturday Silliness What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> Book? <BR> <BR> Movie? <BR> <BR> Song? <BR> <BR> TV show? Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:40:54 EST Fun Friday Fives (foodie edition) What's one food you'll never give up no matter how bad it is for you? <BR> <BR> What's one food you'll never eat no matter how good it is for you? <BR> <BR> What's one food you seriously wish you didn't love? <BR> <BR> What foods do you refuse to compromise on? I.e., real butter, cheese, etc. <BR> <BR> Do you prefer salt or sweet? Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:40:41 EST Favorite holiday traditions What is/are your favorite holiday tradition(s)? They can be related to your culture, your family, or something you created yourself. <BR> <BR> For me, it's the Christmas Eve candle. In Ireland a lighted candle is placed in the window on Christmas Eve night (since I live in earthquake country, I use a battery candle). <BR> <BR> During the British occupation, practicing the Catholic faith was a capital crime. The candle marked the house where Christmas Mass would be said. However, the British... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 12:58:01 EST Finale (spoilers) I am SO happy Nona won! And she really deserved it. Not only does she have a phenomenal palate, but notice that no food came back to her kitchen while Russell did have dishes sent back. Also, Nona didn't feel a need to chest-bump anybody she was unhappy with. <BR> <BR> Russell cemented his reputation as a jerk when he whined about how it was all the team's fault he lost and he'd screw them any way he could. Waah, waah, waah. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:14:07 EST Wonder what Chef Ramsay thinks? I just saw Chef Scott in an infomercial for knives. His own bid for celebrity? Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:43:27 EST What's your favorite holiday memory? Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever -- what memory is your fondest? <BR> <BR> I have two. <BR> <BR> When I was six my paternal grandmother made me a gorgeous royal blue wool coat. With the scraps she made a matching one for my doll. She even printed the note in the box because I couldn't read script yet. She went to Heaven the following summer and became my first guardian angel. Her name was Margaret. I named my daughter for her. A couple of years ago I had a dream that she was sitting... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:32:27 EST Semi-finals (spoilers) GO NONA!!! <BR> <BR> Russell is a talented chef, no question, but he's such a jerk that I can't stand him. I seriously wish the finals had been Nona and Jillian. I loved when Ramsay told Jillian to keep her jacket. Thu, 9 Dec 2010 09:55:10 EST Holidays A to Z (Not just Christmas -- let's include Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and whatever else you celebrate!) <BR> <BR> A = angels Sat, 4 Dec 2010 12:36:34 EST 12/1 episode (spioilers) Did anyone else choke up at the end? Nona's baby is totally ADORABLE! <BR> <BR> Trev is still there? D***... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 00:59:11 EST 11/17 Episode Well, FINALLY, Sabrina is GONE!!! She even admitted that she was immature, as did Gordon Ramsey. We could ALL see that. I wish her well but when she said "Gordon Ramsey hasn't seen the last of me yet" makes me think she is going to try to get on the show again down the road. Good Luck, Sabrina. Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:19:21 EST Where did your screen name come from? Mine is my old ivillage name. I wanted Ladyirish (of course), but it was already taken. So I added 317 for the date of St. Patrick's Day, 3/17. Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:14:42 EST 7 Chefs Compete I'd like to predict the winner but everyone seems substandard, incapable of being a chef no less running a quality restaurant. <BR> <BR> I suppose Gail might have a shot but I'll go with Sabrina just because I've been wrong about all the winners so far, so my recommendation might anti-help her. And on the bizarre chance that she wins, ... oh shucks, that's not gonna happen. <BR> <BR> My highlight of this episode was the chef from the 2-star restaurant, instead of getting upset that his foo... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:29:08 EST November TENTH??? I just hit the Fox website and Hell's Kitchen won't be back on until November 10. Darned baseball... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:28:15 EST "R" you ready? How many words can we come up with that start with "R?" <BR> <BR> Radish Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:05:11 EST 10/6 episode (spoilers) I've never worked in a restaurant in my life but even I know you don't precook steaks! And to destroy all the scallops? Puh-leeze!!! <BR> <BR> Three are starting to emerge from the pack for me: Russell, Trev and Gail. Especially Russell. I'd like for him to have given the prom kids less lip, but I was impressed by his command in the kitchen. Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:54:09 EST Scattergories Copy and paste the list into your reply and answer one item. Each person following then does the same until the list is complete. Then we progress to B, and so on. <BR> <BR> Letter A <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the supermarket - <BR> <BR> 7. Something soft - <BR> <BR> 8. A famous band - <BR> <BR> 9. A song -... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 11:51:00 EST 9/29 episode (spoilers) I am so SERIOUSLY glad Raj is gone! I couldn't have stood much more of him. He's a total looney-tune AND when he ate during service and ruined so much of the fish that they ran out, he destroyed himself. <BR> <BR> I can't believe Sabrina dodged the bullet yet again! She needs to leave yesterday. I'm sure Chef has already noticed that she's a total slouch at prep, and I can't imagine he won't figure out that she's deliberately undercutting her team. As much as he values teamwork, that won't s... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:30:50 EST Update on Antonia Thank goodness! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=com_content&view=article&id=9567:hell<BR>s-kitchen-an-update-on-antonia&catid=1<BR>83:hells-kitchen-2010&Itemid=57 </link> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 20:53:40 EST Where JP went Here's the answer -- Ramsay has him working on a different project (but HK is NOT the same without him!) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>010/09/23/jean-philippe-on-hells-kitchen/ </link> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 09:58:05 EST HK Season premiere (spoilers) Three questions: <BR> <BR> Where is Jean-Philippe??? <BR> <BR> What planet is Raj from? <BR> <BR> How soon can they get rid of Sabrina? She's a self-centered little twit who annoys the bleep out of me. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 09:43:28 EST My favorite thing about fall is... Football! <BR> <BR> (Add as many as you like.) Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:07:15 EST WOO-HOO!!! (Spoilers) I am so thrilled Whitney won Master Chef! You go, girl! That a 22 year old college student could kick the butts of much more experienced cooks is just amazing, GIRL POWER! Thu, 16 Sep 2010 01:00:25 EST Reverse alphabetical order Z-A Zesty Sat, 4 Sep 2010 12:28:08 EST The World Capital Game Let's avoid the obvious ones like Canada, Italy and England. Name a country and the next person will have to come up with the correct capital and name the new country for the next person. Here's a great chance to show off how smart you are (or how well you Google!). <BR> <BR> Morocco. Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:31:26 EST Season premiere announced The new Hell's Kitchen premieres September 22. Meantime, I am thoroughly enjoying Master Chef. Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:45:24 EST 8/10 finale (spoilers) I was rooting for Holli, so I'm thrilled she won. She just blossomed from out of nowhere. Jay is talented and he'll have a great career. <BR> <BR> I don't know what Chef pays Jean Phillippe, but he should triple it. And I seriously hope he picked up the tab to clean that beautiful suit after he doused him with champagne. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:21:08 EST Master Chef 8/3 Okay, I already have to root for the mom with the two special-needs kids (since I have one myself). I'd love to have tasted her chicken salad, although I did think it looked a bit like a horseshoe crab. <BR> <BR> I actually thing the contestants are going to have a tougher time with the Italian judge than with Ramsay! <BR> <BR> Can't wait for the actual competition to begin next week. Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:19:18 EST 8/3 episode I totally do not feel sorry for Ben. He did it to himself when he wanted to quit, then turned out to be capable of working the service. Dave WON last year working with only one hand all season. <BR> <BR> You know, when Jay and Holli went up to the dorm, I had the same thought they did -- now they had the dorm to themselves. <BR> <BR> The finale will definitely be interesting. Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:17:34 EST Who's watching Master Chef tonight? I can't wait! Tue, 27 Jul 2010 22:43:03 EST TV Shows A to Z All In the Family Sat, 24 Jul 2010 11:36:24 EST 7/20 episodes I am getting seriously annoyed with Ben's habit of saying "oui" instead of "yes." Nobody in that kitchen is French. He's just being pretentious. And Ben? P*****g off Chef Scott is a REALLY bad idea. <BR> <BR> Holli is edging to the forefront for me. I'm a bit uneasy about her hook-up with Jay, though. Wed, 21 Jul 2010 11:10:45 EST Come Dine With Me This is a new show on BBC America, and it's HYSTERICAL! Four strangers meet. They host each other for dinner parties on successive nights and score each other. The overall winner gets &#8356;1,000. The tone, from the announcer on down, is delightfully snarky. It's on Wednesday nights -- check it out! Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:37:37 EST Movies A to Z All About Eve Sat, 10 Jul 2010 10:29:51 EST 7/6 episodes (spoilers) The palate challenge was downright embarrassing. I can see mistaking Brussels sprouts for cabbage (since that's basically what they are), but ricotta for polenta? I have a better palate than that! I think Fran was totally the right cut. How on earth do you leave the chicken half-raw and only cut the little bit that's cooked? <BR> <BR> I want a hot date with one of those big, gorgeous lobsters! I was thinking chilled poached lobster tail on spring greens with citrus vinaigrette, myself. <BR> ... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 10:12:17 EST Starts with "D" A super-easy game. How many words can we come up with that start with D? <BR> <BR> Detail Sat, 3 Jul 2010 11:19:48 EST 6/29 episodes (spoilers) The right two people went home. I've thought Siobhan has needed to go for awhile. I suspect she applied two or three years too early. She really needed more experience. I'm not sure more experience would have helped Salvatore. I just don't think he was cut out to be a head chef. <BR> <BR> Ben is starting to take a lead over the rest of the pack. Yes, he messed up the crab cakes last night. But unlike Scott, we HAVE seen him cook well. <BR> <BR> Did any of the other women here find JP in a t... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 09:19:06 EST Groceries A to Z Let's fill our cart in alphabetical order. When someone gets to Z, the next person can start again at A. Let's see how much we get! <BR> <BR> A = asparagus Sat, 26 Jun 2010 12:04:36 EST Ramsay is having an effect Saturday I stumbled across a cooking show on TV and decided to watch (I didn't recognize the hostess). I thought the bottled salad dressing and bottled lemon juice were a little weird, but I decided not to be a snob and keep watching. She said she was going to make poached salmon with lemon-white sauce topping. I thought it sounded delicious UNTIL she pulled out an envelope of instant white sauce mix! And THAT'S when I changed the channel. <BR> <BR> For crying out loud, I could make white s... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:55:21 EST 6/22 episodes (spoilers) Thank God that arrogant jerk Scott is gone! I wanted to kick his (donkey) for the last couple of weeks. And Maria is such crybaby, I'm not going to miss her at all. <BR> <BR> When Ramsay finally lost it, did you see the kids snickering? Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:42:13 EST The "Star Movie Star" Game Mention a movie star and a film s/he appeared in. The next person mentions another star from the same film and a different film that person appeared in, and so on. For instance, if I say Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, the next person could say Julia Roberts in Valentine's Day. <BR> <BR> Okay, here goes: Alan Rickman in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:06:19 EST 6/15 episodes (spoilers) I'm a diehard USC Trojans fan, so I LOVED seeing Tommy Trojan and the band. You know, I love that Ramsay isn't a snob and can enjoy a good burger or pizza. I'm not surprised Jamie went home. Burned the mashed potatoes? Oh, please! <BR> <BR> Salvatore (the pizza chef) blew me away. Ramsay and JP were totally right to talk him into staying. He ROCKED the fish station! Interesting that the two putative team leaders were the ones up for elimination. Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:49:04 EST Take a trip around the world Simple. Name a country, city, state or landmark whose name starts with the last letter of the name before. <BR> <BR> Ireland (of course!). Sun, 13 Jun 2010 11:12:18 EST 6/8 episode (spoilers) Thank God Creepy Andrew is gone! I suspect his next stop is America's Most Wanted. And I do the basics better than Mikey -- he was absolutely the right choice to go. <BR> <BR> I'm disappointed in the red team for nominating Autumn even though they knew perfectly well she isn't their worst cook. I'm glad Ramsay saw through that (although I knew he would). I strongly suspect Siobhan will be the next to go. Clearly she doesn't have either the temperament or the fortitude to be a head chef. And ... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 09:56:07 EST Take it or leave it As easy as the name implies. Just tell us if you'd "take it or leave it," and then suggest something for the next person to take or leave. <BR> <BR> Back rubs. Sat, 5 Jun 2010 11:23:37 EST Season premiere (spoilers) I've picked up a few of the names, but not nearly all yet. Mikey with the hair? Ridiculous. And apparently not much of a cook, getting booted out of the kitchen like that. Salvatore, the pizza chef, was annoying. I don't believe for a minute that the depth of that accent is real after this many years in the country. The farmer who enjoys butchering his own livestock and eating the meat raw just gave me the crawlies. Ed showed strong leadership. I just hope his cooking is up to the same level.... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 09:32:34 EST Talk about "Hell's Kitchen!" <link><BR>f-rikers-island-edition/?icid=main|htm<BR>lws-main-n|dl5|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.<BR><BR>hef-rikers-island-edition%2F </link> Sun, 30 May 2010 12:55:53 EST Last letter starts the next word A very simple game. For instance, if I say "elevator," you could say "radish," "radio," etc. <BR> <BR> Okay, here we go: porch. Sat, 29 May 2010 09:47:20 EST Meet the Season 7 cast <link><BR>en/hells-kitchen-its-going-to-be-36390<BR>.aspx </link> Tue, 25 May 2010 10:34:45 EST The Word Chain Game This is a simple game. We start with a two-word phrase. The next person changes one word to make a new two-word phrase. For instance, if I say country road, you could say old country, road work, etc. <BR> <BR> Okay, here we go: prime time. Sat, 22 May 2010 13:13:00 EST The many things that make us smile Let's try to make it to 1,000! <BR> <BR> 1. Baby giggles. Sat, 15 May 2010 12:05:11 EST 5/8 Saturday Silliness Do you have any food allergies? <BR> <BR> Do you play any musical instruments? <BR> <BR> How many languages are you fluent in? <BR> <BR> Who played at the last concert you went to? <BR> <BR> When's the last time you got flowers, for yourself or from someone else? Sat, 8 May 2010 10:47:42 EST Mayday! Saturday Silliness ahead! Where are you in your family's birth order? Oldest, middle, youngest or only? <BR> <BR> Have you ever seriously played any sport? <BR> <BR> If you could take a one-month sabbatical from your job, what would you do with the month? <BR> <BR> What month is your birthday in? <BR> <BR> Describe a dream (sleep) you had that you really enjoyed. Sat, 1 May 2010 13:28:03 EST Saturday Silliness 4/24 Are you an early bird or a night owl? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone camping? Do you like to camp? <BR> <BR> What color(s) will you not be caught dead wearing? <BR> <BR> Have you ever roller skated? <BR> <BR> Where did you go on your last vacation? Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:28:35 EST Saturday Silliness 4/17 Do you have any phobias (that you're comfortable talking about)? <BR> <BR> Have you ever tried any fad diets? <BR> <BR> Describe your current car. <BR> <BR> What are your hobbies? <BR> <BR> What's your all-time favorite film, and why? Sat, 17 Apr 2010 12:16:02 EST Saturday Silliness 4/10 If you have a middle name, what is it? <BR> <BR> Carnivore, vegetarian or vegan? <BR> <BR> Bar soap or body wash? Body wash. <BR> <BR> What's the longest you've ever driven? <BR> <BR> What do you love about the Internet? Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:41:20 EST Friday Fives 4/2/10 What's a quality you wish you had more of? <BR> <BR> Tell us about a recent accomplishment that you're proud of. <BR> <BR> Describe yourself in one word. <BR> <BR> What's your birthstone? <BR> <BR> If you could eradicate one problem in the world, what would it be? Fri, 2 Apr 2010 10:00:01 EST Saturday Silliness (Friday kind of got away from me!) <BR> <BR> If you could hire one servant, would you hire a housekeeper, chef or chauffeur? <BR> <BR> What's one thing you love about spring? <BR> <BR> Are you a good dancer? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed? <BR> <BR> Tell us about our hobbies. Sat, 27 Mar 2010 13:01:01 EST 3/19 KN episode I have to say, that was one of the most beautiful places he's been to! He didn't have to do a thing to the dining room. <BR> <BR> I am SO glad the owner finally moved Perla back to catering. I'm more of a head chef than she is, and I'm no chef. Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:26:30 EST Time for Friday Fives! How did your parents choose your name? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite form of exercise? <BR> <BR> What's a funny sign or bumper sticker you've seen? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite color? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite quick breakfast? Fri, 19 Mar 2010 12:08:38 EST Fox orders more Kitchen Nightmares <link><BR>hen-1016347.aspx?rss=breakingnews </link> Thu, 18 Mar 2010 23:41:50 EST HK season premiere According to the Fox website, Hell's Kitchen will have its season premiere on Thursday, June 10. Can't wait! Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:53:11 EST Who's up for Friday Fives? What's a talent you'd like to have? <BR> <BR> What is/are your pet peeve(s)? <BR> <BR> How old were you when you got your first kiss? <BR> <BR> Who's your favorite author? <BR> <BR> If you could spend your next vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be? Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:45:55 EST I finally got to see it Two years ago Fox did a promo for an episode that was shot in my mother's home town of South Bend, IN. The episode never aired. I looked online, On Demand, everywhere. I couldn't find it. <BR> <BR> Tonight it ran on BBC and I finally got to see it. When Ramsay asked the priests at the next table to bless his lunch, it was hilarious! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:30:22 EST Spit or swallow? Easy game. I'll mention a food and whether I'd eat it or not. You say whether or not you'd eat it, then list a new food. Let's see how many we can get! <BR> <BR> Cheddar cheese -- swallow. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:46:03 EST Liar, liar This is a fun game. Tell us three things about yourself, two true and one lie. Then the rest of us have to guess which is the lie. Here are my three: <BR> <BR> I used to speak fluent German <BR> I totally love Hong Kong films <BR> I'm allergic to cats Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:09:23 EST KN 2/4 episode I thought this owner was a lost cause. Bought the place on a whim? Doesn't eat half of what's on the menu? Never goes in the kitchen? <BR> <BR> She really stunned me. She turned out to be one of his quickest learners. Next time I'm in SoCal, I'm going to have to check this place out! <BR> <BR> (One detail -- I wouldn't have taken the chefs back after they walked out in the middle of service.) Sat, 6 Mar 2010 12:19:19 EST Time for Friday Fives! Describe your first car. <BR> <BR> Who was your favorite teacher in school? <BR> <BR> Who is your personal hero? <BR> <BR> What is/are your LEAST favorite color(s)? <BR> <BR> What's one of your guilty pleasures (g-rated, please!)? Fri, 5 Mar 2010 09:37:06 EST Fun Friday Fives What color are your eyes? <BR> <BR> What city/state/country were you born in? <BR> <BR> What's a food you will absolutely NEVER eat, no matter how healthy it is? <BR> <BR> What's a food you will absolutely NEVER give up, no matter how fattening or unhealthy? <BR> <BR> What is/are your hobby(ies)? Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:54:38 EST Check your local listings! Fox has cancelled Past Lives on Thursday nights, and will air new episodes of Kitchen Nightmares instead. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 15:49:45 EST Friday Fives time again! Do you sing along with your car's CD player/radio? <BR> <BR> If you could change one physical feature (besides your weight), what would it be? <BR> <BR> Do you have any pets? If so, how many and what kind? <BR> <BR> Are you a good cook? <BR> <BR> If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:35:29 EST The F Word -- Royal Marines Ramsay is helping the Royal Marines improve thier rations. They show him changing into fatigues. <BR> <BR> Just in case you were wondering...briefs. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 14:20:22 EST Just letting you know For some bizarre reason I've stopped getting my notifications from Spark, so I don't know when there are new topics or responses. That means I have to hunt around and guess if there's anything I need to read and respond to. <BR> <BR> Hopefully the problem gets resolved soon. In the meantime, I'm not silent by choice. I'm hoping to be as chatty as ever. Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:37:36 EST 2/5 episode (spoilers) I'm with Ramsay -- I wonder if that place will survive. The chef is kind of iffy, and the dessert chef (who was the real heart of the place) is gone. I loved that she had such an obvious case of the hots for Ramsay and didn't bother to hide it! Sat, 6 Feb 2010 12:29:19 EST Frivolous Friday Fives! Have you ever tried to lie your way out of a traffic ticket? Be honest, now... <BR> <BR> If you were given a tax-free million and ordered not to spend it on bills, what would you spend it on? <BR> <BR> How old were you when you learned to read? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite flower? <BR> <BR> If you could have your absolute dream career, what would it be? Fri, 5 Feb 2010 09:48:13 EST 2/2 Episode (spoilers) Did anyone else spend the entire hour wanting to smack Adele? She wasn't just stubborn, she was flat-out abusive. I felt sorry for her husband and daughter. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:19:59 EST Ramsay's cookbooks do you own any of them and if so which ones? <BR> <BR> my husband bought me one last November on our anniversary, Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food. but i still haven't made any thing from it though lol i'm a pretty timid cook, i am pretty decent i would say but some times when i look a the recipes i feel a little over whelmed so i have put off trying some but i'm going to try and change that, i mean whats the worse that can happen right? Sat, 30 Jan 2010 13:59:38 EST 1/29 episode (spoilers) Three-week-old frozen potato skins? I'm still gagging! <BR> <BR> But what a joy for Ramsay to uncover a hidden gem in Danielle! She has the makings of a terrific chef. And I'm glad the food critic gave the restaurant another chance. Sat, 30 Jan 2010 12:13:18 EST howdy howdy ^_^ hi i'm Mandy i am 23 years old, married and mother of 1. my husband and i are both huge fans of Ramsay and we never miss hells kitchen or kitchen nightmares. and sense kitchen nightmares is starting back up again tomorrow i figured i would join a group to discus it with :D Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:48:48 EST Hi all! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I stumbled on this website and am very glad I did. I've only been a member for a few days now and can't believe the resources and support this website offers and all for free! Incredible!!! I'm a 31 year old mother of five children. We recently moved to Southern Minnesota and I love it. I love reading, camping, fishing, and most outdoor activities. . I taught second grade full time until my two year old was born 2 ½ months early. I am currently working on my master’s (... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 21:56:44 EST Great article! <link><BR>ramsay-is-one-of-the-greatest-televisi<BR>on-chefs/?icid=main|search3|dl5|link3|<BR><BR>2F01%2F13%2Fgordon-ramsay-is-one-of-th<BR>e-greatest-television-chefs%2F </link> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:38:20 EST WOO-HOO! Kitchen Nightmares season premieres Friday, January 29 at 8PM on Fox! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:27:15 EST New Gordon Ramsay Special! Next Tuesday our Chef has a special at 8PM on Fox. It's called Cookalong. If you go to this link, they'll give you a list of ingredients so you can cook along: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 7 Dec 2009 23:17:26 EST Oh, that's too funny! Sometimes the ads that show up on websites are hilarious in what a mismatch they are to the site's subject (on sone political Sparkteams there'll be an ad for the website of someone who believes the total opposite, for example). <BR> <BR> Over on the Hell's Kitchen official site there was a commercial for -- wait for it -- margerine! Can you just imagine MARGERINE in Chef Ramsay's kitchen? Sat, 21 Nov 2009 10:53:13 EST Say it ain't so! <link><BR>ramsay-done-with-kitchen-nightmares/?i<BR>cid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl4|link5|http%<BR><BR>2F30%2Fgordon-ramsay-done-with-kitchen-nightmares%2F </link> Mon, 2 Nov 2009 01:05:36 EST Season finale (spoilers) I totally called it -- I had Dave and Kevin in the final, and I really wanted the one-armed bandit to win. Seriously, he cooked circles around the others with only one hand. <BR> <BR> I am kind of disappointed, though, that they didn't have them design their own interiors this year. But maybe the fake fish that last year's winner put up turned him off the idea? Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:13:00 EST Hi! Hi everyone...I found this team off another member's page and flipped! <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I never miss Hell's Kitchen nor any show with Gordon...I live on the BBC and I'm not even a Brit! My motivator when staring at the frozen food is "what would Grodon do"...he'd buy something fresh, local, and simple to prepare that's what!!! <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Glad to meet you all! <BR> <em>424</em> Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:18:34 EST 10/6 episode (spoilers) Okay,l I officially dislike Kevin. The way he stood there and smirked when Tenille was cut really ticked me off. <BR> <BR> They didn't need to tell me who the little boy was. He's the absolute image of Ramsay. <BR> <BR> Dave is my choice to win. He cooks better with one hand than the rest with two. Wed, 7 Oct 2009 00:00:07 EST 9/22 episode (spoilers) Okay, Van and Sabrina badly needed to go, so I'm glad they finally did. Tenille surprised me, but I don't think she'll be able to last much longer. Not recognizing the meat probably pretty much sealed it for her. <BR> <BR> I suspect it will come down to Dave and Kevin, and I give the edge to Dave for the way he's managing to cook one-handed. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:52:49 EST New to team Hello! My husband and i are obsessed with h- kitchen! I'm Jo from Nashville, TN Sat, 19 Sep 2009 23:50:51 EST What did you think......... about last nights episode? It was entertaining!! Boy can Tenelle talk!! Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:10:08 EST 8/25 episode (spoilers) Boy, Andy dodged a cannonball! But I do agree with cutting Robert. He just wasn't the same this year. <BR> <BR> I actually thought Ramsay was going to laugh when Andy and Robert went at it during elimination. Wed, 26 Aug 2009 21:31:00 EST 8/18 episode (spoilers) I don't know who or what Tenille prays to, but she has more lives than any three cats. I thought she was a goner for sure when she gave Ramsay lip. <BR> <BR> Jim has needed to go for awhile. There were times when I wondered if he was actually awake or not. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 08:58:58 EST New to the group from Brooksville, FL! I have been trying to re-vamp my SP into more that fits my needs now that I've moved and have a different life. When I saw this group, I knew I had to join - I love the show and am glued to the show when it's on!! <BR> <BR> It'll be nice to meet everyone, very happy to be here <em>30</em> Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:25:50 EST Hi From New York Hi everyone I'm Lisa, I joined spark about 3 weeks ago and love it. I also LOVE Hell's Kitchen, been watching it since it first came on. <BR> Thanks for having me here. <BR> *(`'·.¸(`'·.¸*¤*¸.·'´)¸.·'´)* <BR> »~:¤.·º`·. Lisa .·´º·.¤:~« <BR> *(¸.·'´(¸.·'´*¤*`'·.¸)`'·.¸)* Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:09:09 EST 8/11 episode (spoilers) I'm glad Tek is gone. She's been pathetic the last couple of weeks. But I suspect Tenille's lousy attitude will sink her before long. <BR> <BR> I was afraid Robert would be left out of the reward yet again because of his weight. I'm so glad he got to fly in the fighter jet! And it was serious squirm-time for the ladies, having to decorate the dining room under the supervision of Tana Ramsay. <BR> <BR> Did anyone else get teary-eyed watching the sergeant's welcome-home party? Wed, 12 Aug 2009 09:54:58 EST about last night's hell's kitchen I thought Robert was going to have a heart attack!!!! <BR> Boy, he was really yelling! I don't really care for Tennille (however you spell it). I don't really have a fav yet. Can't wait for next week!! Wed, 5 Aug 2009 08:24:42 EST I'm New Hi, I love Hell's Kitchen. I don't want to be on it but it's fun to watch!!! <em>246</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:02:19 EST 7/28 episode (spoilers) If Joseph hadn't stormed off, I think Tenille would have been toast. Even I know you don't saute in an inch of oil! And she is so slow. <BR> <BR> I loved the fire drill and the "feed the firefighters" challenge. Ramsay is certainly creative in what he comes up with. Wed, 29 Jul 2009 09:55:01 EST Season 6 Contestants Amanda <BR> Tek_Eliminated Ep. 4 <BR> Ariel <BR> Lovely-Eliminated Ep.3 <BR> Melinda-Eliminated Ep.1 <BR> Sabrina <BR> Suzanne <BR> Tennille <BR> Andy <BR> Tony-Eliminated Ep.2 <BR> Louie- Eliminated Ep.1 <BR> Jim <BR> Dave <BR> Joseph-Eliminated Ep.2 <BR> Kevin <BR> Van <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jul 2009 16:06:33 EST WOO-HOO! Hell's Kitchen will be back on July 21! This trip, a contestant will actually challenge Ramsay to a fist-fight. Can't wait! Sun, 7 Jun 2009 16:48:11 EST Hi from Texas Im new to this group. Do not know about the rest of you but I am ready for next season. hopeing they at least put Kitchen Nightmares on again to get a Ramesy fix. I live here with my coonhounds,Jrts, horses,macaw,fish, cat and hubby. <em>18</em> Sat, 30 May 2009 11:02:04 EST GRAND FINALE 5-7-09 Who do you think will win? Paula or Sam? <BR> I think Paula. Fri, 1 May 2009 06:10:28 EST 4/16 episode (spoiler alert) How sad that Robert got knocked out of the competition by a heart condition! I wish there was a way to find out how he's doing. <BR> <BR> Paula is starting to pull away from the pack, IMHO. She doesn't get as much notice because she's so quiet, but week after week she turns in consistently excellent performances. Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:26:01 EST 4/9 Episode (spoiler alert) WOW! Until last night, Giovanni was the one I figured would win. But he messed up from the challenge on down the line. What on earth happened? From first to worst in one day. <BR> <BR> Oh, that One Market where Chef and the challenge winners had lunch? I used to work right down the street from there and had lunch there once or twice. It was a different restaurent then, though. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 10:09:48 EST QUESTION Is anyone watching the show this season? No posts in this group so was just curious. <em>38</em> Sun, 5 Apr 2009 10:54:50 EST Epis. 3/26-Double Twist! Warning* Spoilers inside Hey guys, did you watch last night's episode?? <BR> <BR> Holy Canolies! <BR> <BR> I didn't expect him to get rid of 2 people. Usually if one person gets sent home in the middle of the show, he doesn't send anyone home at the end. Has anyone seen that trend throughout the show?? That's why I was very surprised when LA went home. I'm glad Lacey FINALLY got the f**k out of that kitchen. I can't believe she lasted that long; but LA, who would have thought?? I was almost sure it was going to be ... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 01:19:00 EST 1 year <em>503</em> it is my 1 year anniversary on SP. i am disappointed that i am not where i wanted to be because of bad food choices and slackin off on exercise. <BR> <BR> i am rededicating myself to getting rid of this weight! i just wanted to thank everyone for you support and encouragement! i couldn't do this myself. <BR> <BR> next year i vow to be where i want to be! Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:13:58 EST 3/12 Episode Okay, Ramsay blew me away again. Getting the Harlem Globetrotters for the kid's bar mitzvah? That was just "beyond the beyond!" <BR> <BR> Coi can whine all she wants to but Ramsay's right -- if she can't even cook a burger correctly, she doesn't belong there. And what's up with Andrea lately? She'd been one of my front-runners, but the last couple of weeks she's been really weak. <BR> <BR> And did anyone else HOWL watching the guys at the spa? Sun, 15 Mar 2009 16:48:29 EST EPISODE 5 aired on 3/5 What do you think?? HOLY HELL! <BR> <BR> (no pun intended. lol) <BR> <BR> What did you guys think of that episode. I can't believe Andrea screwed up. SO, what did you guys think of the results of the person eliminated?? <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Mar 2009 10:21:16 EST Did anybody watch last night's episode?? 2/26 Hi guys, <BR> <BR> Did any of you get a chance to see episode 4?? <BR> <BR> I'm actually happy with the decision of that person who went home. I wont say who it is just incase not all of you has seen it. But for those of you that have, what did you think?? <BR> <BR> <BR> Jess Fri, 27 Feb 2009 22:32:22 EST Ramsay on Season 5 competition <link> </link> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:14:48 EST 2/5 episode Before I get too specific, has everyone watched? <BR> <BR> All I'll say right now is that this week's elimination was one of the saddest I've seen, and I've never heard Ramsay say what he did. Fri, 6 Feb 2009 09:44:14 EST Season premiere episode I seriously hoped either Seth or Lacey would get the boot. Seth is a jerk, and Lacey mopes and whines way too much. Well, I don't expect either of them to be around long. I'm sorry Wil went first. But Ramsay is right, he was too quick to give up. <BR> <BR> I also don't think Colleen will be around long. Sugar in the risotto? Rewriting Ramsay's recipes? Oy! Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:56:05 EST How about a Hell's Kitchen drinking game? From what I've seen of the ads for the new season, it occurs to me that we could make a game of taking a drink of water every time Ramsay says "Oh, my god." We'd all have NO trouble getting in our water for the day! <BR> <em>18</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 15:48:27 EST Happy birthday Sunflower and Robertosbella! Sorry this comes a bit late -- I hope your birthdays were filled with fun, and that your year is filled with joy and health! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>19</em> <em>44</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 09:29:00 EST Our team birthday thread Please post your birthday month and day (don't worry, we won't ask for the year), and on your special day the team will send you birthday good wishes and cheer! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 15:34:33 EST Anyone else watch Kitchen Nightmares? I have to admit, I enjoy this show as much as I do HK. Lord, I love when they actually show Ramsay cooking. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 14:55:46 EST Season Premiere January 29! Oh, boy -- I can't wait! Sat, 29 Nov 2008 14:40:42 EST They're taking sign-ups for next season's HK I saw the announcement last night. <BR> <BR> So...who here is brave enough? <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:51:25 EST QUESTION Is this team no longer active? Sun, 2 Nov 2008 16:40:03 EST Newbie here Hi! My name's Mary, I live in Northern California. In the last year I've become a total Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares junkie. Gordon Ramsay could leave his skillet on my stove anytime he wanted to! (My only nitpick: I wish they'd show more of him cooking. I love to watch him cook.) <BR> <BR> I hope to meet all of you. Sat, 25 Oct 2008 14:13:19 EST General Chat 9/10 Hello All! <BR> I know Hell's Kitchen is cooking up a new season now but what other shows are you watching? <BR> We have some members ( Welcome!!!) and I would love to hear what everyone is up to! I lost 6 lbsin the past two weeks and I want to lost 25 lbs total by the end of the year! <BR> <BR> Kelly Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:54:48 EST General Chat 5/27 I can't wait to see tonight's episode! I still can't believe that Rosann got kicked off last week. I think it was overdue. She has dodged the bullet a couple of times. I'm not sure who is going next but I have a feeling that Louross is going soon. He really seems to be having a hard time during service and being that he wouldn't lie last week during the challenge. I can't say I blame him. I have a feeling that Chef Ramsay would have figured it out pretty quickly. I would not want to b... Tue, 27 May 2008 11:43:53 EST Introductions Welcome to the Hell's Kitchen Team! <BR> <BR> I'm Kelly and I live in Virginia with my husband. I started watching Hell's Kitchen last season and loved it! Even though Chef Gordon Ramsay doesn't prepare any low cal dishes, he does whip up some amazing looking dishes! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 May 2008 15:34:52 EST Welcome *PLEASE DON'T REPLY TO THIS THREAD. POST ANY QUESTIONS ON THE GENERAL THREAD* <BR> <BR> I started this after much deliberation. I was frustrated that I could not find a Hell's Kitchen team but I wasn't sure if I was ready to start a team of my own. But here I am! <BR> So come and discuss the show with other fans while losing weight and burning those calories! 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