About Me
I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

My Complete Profile

Recent Posts
An English Breakfast
Processed Food - Good or Bad?
Fire-Roasted Potatoes
Lamb with Beans
Traditional Cheesecake
Uncle Ben's Express To Lethlean's Hell
Of Mushrooms and Fish
Food Traditions
Rolled Roast Beef
Pasta alla Carbonara

1001 Dinners 1001 Nights
A Few of My Favourite Things
Abstract Gourmet
Apellation Australia
Becks and Posh
BurgerMary ATX
Cook (almost) Anything at least once
Cooking Down Under
Cook sister!
Cooked And Bottled In Brunswick
David Lebovitz
Deep Dish Dreams
Chef Paz
Chubby Hubby
Eating Melbourne
Eating With Jack
essjay eats
Food Lover's Journey
Grab Your Fork
I Am Obsessed With Food
I Eat Therefore I Am
Iron Chef Shellie
Just Desserts
Kalyn's Kitchen
Kitchen Wench
Matt Bites
Melbourne Gastronome
My Kitchen in Half Cups
Nola Cuisine
Not Quite Nigella
Nourish Me
Seriously Good
Souvlaki For The Soul
Stone Soup
Syrup and Tang
Steve Don't Eat It!
That Jess Ho
The Elegant Sufficiency
The Perfect Pantry
The View From My Porch
Thyme for Cooking
Tumeric & Saffron
tummy rumbles
What I Cooked Last Night
where's the beef
Vicious Ange

Food Blog Resources
Food Blog S'cool
I Eat I Drink I Work
Kiplog Food Links

Food for Thought
Autism Victoria
Autism Vox
forget me now
Lotus Martinis
MOM - Not Otherwise Specified
St Kilda Today

Thursday, June 19, 2008
C-c-careful, They Might Hear You
Ramsey won't f-f-fade away, is the title of a front page news story in The Age newspaper today, as they report on a Senate inquiry into swearing on television, instigated by Liberal senator Cory Bernardi who viewed an episode of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, where the chef described a sous-chef as "this little cunt" and used the fuck word 80 times.

What's fascinating is that The Age has jumped the gun with this story, before the Senate has even released its report, second guessing its conclusions. Why the hurry?

Do you think that perhaps they've noticed what is going on over at their rival newspaper, the Herald Sun? For their recently revamped Tuesday supplement, extrafood, the Herald Sun has commissioned Ramsey to write a regular column.

Maybe there's some nervousness over at The Age, who described Ramsey as a potty-mouthed chef. Is this the first shot in defence of Epicure, their regular food supplement?

Let me say this, Gordon Ramsey swearing is not front page news. Game on though.
  posted at 9:04 am

At 10:49 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they're just frustrated that they haven't managed to squeeze so much as a 'damn!' out of Jill Dupleix.

I find Ramsay's spot on tv so interesting just because we've never before heard this much and type of swearing on telly from a real person! Imagine if all the panel and talk shows were like this... The Footy Show could give it a shot!

At 11:45 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the states they not only beep him, but blur his lips. My Drill Instructor in boot camp wasn't as foul mouthed.

At 2:30 am, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Potty-mouthed chef: he really did say all that. Wouldn't get my best performance.

At 8:26 am, Blogger neil said...

I have seen Jill give it to Delhia Smith in the neck, so she has potential. You're not trying to get poor Sam Newman in any more trouble I hope?

Hi ntsc, you would have to go a long way to find someone who could better him in the cussin' stakes. You guys really go all the way to protect yourselves from swear words.

Hi tanna, makes you wonder what influence his parents must have had on him.

At 8:36 am, Blogger Dani said...

You know I don't find him that outrageous (or overwhelmingly interesting for that matter). I've worked with too many chefs with similar mouths. I am always mildly amused by Age vs Herald Scum battles though.

At 9:57 am, Blogger Gigi said...

As ntsc pointed out, Ramsay's 'bleeped' and 'blurred' out so much here that I'm not even sure what he really looks like. ;D Funny what you said about us protecting ourselves from swear words. We certainly seem to be a very delicate bunch. Ramsay must be laughing his @%$ off!

At 1:33 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Jill give it to Delia?! I must know!

At 8:40 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi dani, ah, the battle scarred veteran. I wonder why so many top (and good) chefs talk to staff like that, is because it's always been done like that or is it the only way a good kitchen can function? It will be fascinating to see how this newspaper battle plays out, you can bet the Herald Sun has noticed that full page of job ads, not to mention all the other advertising.

Hi gigi, well now you know what he's been saying! I thought you guys were okay with swear words, didn't Sex and the City have an episode that featured the word cunt in a very literal use?

Hi duncan, it was about two months ago on Market Kitchen, even Tanna Ramsey looked a bit shocked.

At 8:57 am, Blogger Gigi said...

Ah, yes (!) but that was cable (subscriber) TV. When the show aired on regular network channels, it was a much edited and paler version of the original.


Post a Comment

<< Home


Recipe Categories
Cakes & Desserts

November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008
January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
May 2009
June 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 2011
July 2012

Prev ~ List ~ Random ~ Join ~ Next
Site Ring from Bravenet

Site Feed

counter easy hit

Blog Design by:

Image created by:
Ximena Maier

Powered by:

Photos, Original Recipes, and Text - (C) Copyright: 2005-2010
At My Table by Neil Murray, all rights reserved.
You may re-post a recipe, please give credit and post a link to this site.

Contact Me
Neil Murray

Follow messytable on Twitter