Rollicking Ramsay

Even though the man turns the air blue with his cursing, I admit I am a huge fan of Chef Gordon Ramsay. He can really cook, and he is almost as much of a clean fiend as Aggie and Kim of the BBC’s How Clean is Your House? If you have seen him on Hell’s Kitchen or Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, you know how entertaining he is. Now you can watch him at your pleasure. The complete original BBC first season of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare’s series is available on DVD. Ramsay is in fine form, as he brings his expertise as a top chef — with 12 Michelin Stars and a three-time Catey award winner (British hospitality award) — as he whips incompetent chefs and obstinate restaurant owners into shape.

This is a perfect Father’s Day gift for any foodie dad. I also find it a perfect way to chill out at the end of a hectic day. Ramsay yelling at miscreants and then guiding them back on the culinary straight and narrow is remarkably cheering.