Gordon Ramsay has never been one to mince his words. Just the other week he was in serious hot water with the vegan community following a brutal tweet, and now the celebrity chef is back with his views on current food trends.
The Kitchen Nightmares chef sat down with PopSugar to discuss which food trends need to disappear in 2019. First on his hit list, foams.
For Ramsay, savory foams are a culinary no-go. “Sometimes they look like toxic scum in a stagnant pool,” the British chef said in typically bullish fashion. Although his recently launched Vegas restaurant, Hells Kitchen, has a dessert foam on the menu – a decision that Ramsays justifies by stating, “you can have a bit of fun with desserts,” it’s the savory kind he loathes. He summed up beautifully: “we need to get rid of the foam, and keep foam for shaving.” You heard it hear first.
The next food Ramsay wants to put in his rearview might come as a surprise as it’s some of the most expensive meat in the world, Wagyu Beef. The meat is not only super pricey, it’s known for its tenderness and marbling. “Because it’s a special cut. It needs to be treated with a little bit of respect. Everywhere you go now, there’s f**king Wagyu meatballs. Preserve it a little bit. Rest it. Allow it to become special,” Ramsay states. I’m going to have to agree with him on that one.
Weirdly, I’m also in agreeance on the third and final food trend. Truffle oil. Truffles in small doses are incredible, no doubt. Trouble with Truffle Oil is chefs seem to pour it on like it’s going out of fashion, and I for one am with Ramsay when he states, “the worst thing, for me, is truffle oil. That thing needs to be let down. When [people] use it, they use the same f**king top [as any other oil], so they pour it, and it comes out in abundance. This thing needs to be let out in tiny, tiny, little [amounts].”
If you enjoyed Gordon Ramsay’s no-go list perhaps you’ll want to check out his views on how to cook the perfect steak. I certainly learned some lessons.