Sunday, January 7, 2007

Second Season of Gordon Ramsay's 'F' Word Begins

The 'F' stands for food. Gordon Ramsay's 'F' Word is one of my favorite shows because it features chef's in their environment. Gordon always has some celebrity visiting as well. He steps out to the guests and gets their opinions on his dishes as they are served. There are also clips of himself at home offering teaching techniques and recipes. He also helps regular people who lack cooking confidence in their own kitchens to learning something new.

In its second season, which premiered last night, Gordon's taken up the challenge of raising pigs in order to teach his kids the difference between pets and food. The first season features raising of live turkeys to be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. He and his family went to the farm to pick out the baby pigs to take home. He was warned that the picks will probably take over most of his year and not stay in a pen like the turkeys did. His wife will not be happy with that. It is interesting to watch the kids interact with the animals. They have alot of fun but they also know that they will eventually be their dinner. Gordon told his son that they would have bacon sandwiches this time.

Four local butchers were the amateur cooks who helped Gordon prepare a three-course meal for the diners at his restaurant. Those poor guys had a really hard time. Some of the guests even refused to pay for their food!

The second season airs on BBC America and will contain nine episodes with the finale scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2007.


Kristen said...

Oh shoot... I missed the premier. I'll have to set up my TiVo!

flmichy said...

Is there a way to gain access to the recipe he made involving the pig belly? He scored the fat, placed it in the oven for 2 hours, drained it and weighed it down with another dish and canned foods. He then sliced it into squares and cooked for 10 minutes. I need to know what ingredients he used (I remember some, just not all). Any help would be soooo appreciated! Thanks!!