Gordon Ramsay’s Been Roasting Home Cooks on Twitter

February 24, 2017

For the past week or so, a number of novice home cooks have been tweeting at Gordon Ramsay asking for his take on their dishes. More often than not, these creations are cosmetically unpleasant to a rather horrific degree, seemingly on purpose. He’s been quite saucy in response, quote-tweeting these souls who subject themselves to this activity. Burn the bread of your grilled cheese? Over-fry your fried chicken? Gordon will let you know!

Here are some of his greatest hits, as of writing:

That last one’s my favorite.

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I’ll point out that he’s been nice to around a grand total of two people whose creations meet his standards. But, for the most part, he’s been spellbindingly rude. I’ve been reading these tweets for the past few days and snorting at my desk. I've been wondering—fantasizing, I guess—about what he’d say if I were to tweet something at him.

So we did. Today, we just made a nice batch of Roberta's Parsley Cake in our Test Kitchen, and we tweeted a picture of it to Gordon. (Here's the recipe. It's good.)

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Top Comment:
“quite disappointing the last few days (IE tip for frying onions on my day off, silly link-bait bagel cutting 'tips' and the sort...)”
— maya

What will he say? No idea. I'm excited to find out, and I'll update this post in the event that he responds. If you’ve got firsthand experience with tweeting at Gordon and receiving some sort of saucy response, let me know. We’d love to know what to expect.

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Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and elsewhere. He won a 2018 James Beard Award in Journalism for his profile of Princess Pamela published on Food52.


Westcoasty February 27, 2017
The cake that freshens your breath while you eat it!
maya February 26, 2017
dear food52, and i say this with love, can we go back to the good content? this site is slowly turning into a lame version of buzzfeed. quite disappointing the last few days (IE tip for frying onions on my day off, silly link-bait bagel cutting 'tips' and the sort...)
Sam1148 February 24, 2017
It's like a leprechaun threw up.
Sarah J. February 25, 2017
That's a good one!
amysarah February 24, 2017
Maybe Ramsay will channel Chuck Heston: "Soylent Green is people!"
PHIL February 24, 2017
sadly I am old enough to get that joke.
amysarah February 24, 2017
Ha! I figured that reference wouldn't land with many around here. Oh well, with age comes wisdom...or at least obscure film quotes.
Whiteantlers February 24, 2017
You are in fine company, Phil. : )
Mayukh S. February 25, 2017
Hey now! I was born in 1992 and that reference speaks to me, too :)
PHIL February 25, 2017
It is a classic. BTW, it takes place in 2022, only 5 years away!