It’s going to be a fast and furious stopover in Toronto next week for foul-mouthed celeb-chef Gordon Ramsay as he does the publicity circuit in support of his latest, Healthy Appetite. First up, a sold-out Sunday night appearance hosted by The Cookbook Store where Food Network Canada will be filming the event featuring Q&As and a book signing. Then it’s over to George Stroumboulopoulos for interviewing duties as Ramsay stops by CBC’s The Hour on Tuesday.
The controversial Scottish-born Brit is known for unleashing advanced skills in the art of four-letter cuss words and hosting the popular programs, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and The F-Word.
He’s also catching all kinds of heat outside of the kitchen. His impressive restaurant empire (which includes Restaurant Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road, a prestigious three-star Michelin recipient) is rumoured to be going through a serious credit crunch.
Add to this his newly mounted feud with Gwyneth Paltrow’s favourite foodie friend, Chef Mario Batali. According to Page Six, Batali’s camp allegedly called Ramsay’s food “bland and boring” in which Ramsay responded by calling Batali “fanta pants”—a swipe at the Iron Chef America star’s penchant for wearing orange soda-coloured shorts. The molto-sized Batali then retaliated by banning Ramsay from all of his restaurants.
Hey, boys, isn’t it time to end this thing, make peace and break bread already?