So I did watch Hells Kitchen last night but I did not recap it because… I mean…. did y’all watch? I love Gordon Ramsey and I am really TRYING to find someone to root for, but this season is just a clusterfuck. I realize that a key aspect of the show is to have a few buffoons that royally mess up service and cause infighting on both teams. I get it. But there also needs to be cooks that can actually cook who are justifiably pissed about having to work with these fools. I am not seeing anyone capable of winning this shit show. Certainly no one capable of being an executive chef.
The women won the memory game challenge because the guys sucked harder at it than the women did. I can’t remember if I fed the dog yesterday or today and I knew where the matches were for that game. It was infuriating.
But nothing pissed me off more than Gordon Ramsey not knowing what a croque monsieur is. For fuck sake, Gordon! When I go to Paris, I am on a shoestring budget. I don’t eat at five-star restaurants. I eat at bars and outdoor cafes. I eat a croque monsieur pretty much every day. It’s cheap and tasty! It’s ham and gruyere cheese sandwich fried in butter and covered with a béchamel sauce. Anyone who can make a grilled cheese can make this dish. THERE IS NO EGG IN A CROQUE MONSIEUR GORDON RAMSEY! If you add an egg it becomes a croque madame! Any three-year old in Paris knows this. How can you not know this?
The larger lady who cried because she was too flustered to fry an egg should have pointed this out to Ramsey. She is sort of a basket case. I am guessing hormone issues, because, twinsies! She seems like she might actually be able to cook if she could just get her emotions and anxiety in check. Thankfully, the women managed to win again and she is safe for another week.
The men’s loss allowed them to get rid of Demarco, who has needed to go since last week. But not before Demarco spun some story about being abandoned by his father when he was six months old and wanting to win to throw his success in his absent father’s face. I didn’t believe a single word he said. It seems a few of the men did. Whatever, he is gone. We need to cut a lot more dead weight before this show will become more watchable.
And Gordon Ramsey needs to explain how in the holy hell he doesn’t know what a croque monsieur is.