Gordon Ramsay doesn’t care about your gender, race, or creed. All he cares about is that you can cook.
The contestant, Christine, is blind, and he lets her know exactly what he thinks of her dish.
OMG I was preparing myself to be enraged by him making some horrible comment but now I’m crying in Starbucks GOD DAMMIT
Christ I am not okay with these fEELINGS
That’s so cute I wanna cry
Is there a Gordon Ramsay fan base on this site??? And where can i join???
Spoilers, she won. Her cookbook is on sale now.
Also, this is the very first apple pie she ever made.
Also, can we please take notice OF HOW HE DESCRIBES IT FOR HER? Ramsay was extremely conscious during the entire season that she would require different tactics than the other contestants; this was not the only time he became her eyes, nor the only time he did things like that scrape of the knife so she could actually have a sense of her work.
And if you really want to bawl like a baby? During final four or final three, I forget which, the remaining contestants got photos from home. Christine’s husband sent their wedding photo—which she had never seen. Ramsay paused before starting the challenge to describe to her not only her husband—the look of love and joy on his face—but also herself as a bride, so she could see in her mind how the two of them looked together on their wedding day.
It was extremely obvious nobody had ever thought to do that before.
This man should be a fucking icon not just for his cooking, but for how he treats those who are different. During the same season he asked a handsome young man, making conversation during auditions, if he had a girlfriend. The man responded that he was gay. Ramsay, without missing a beat: “I’m sorry. Have you got a boyfriend, then?” No drama, no “oh my GOSH! You’re GAY? TOKEN CHARACTER :DDDD” just a very quick, simple whoops-my-mistake and the corrected inquiry. And then he never brought it up again! It was just a thing he learned, getting to know a contestant.
Yes, he can be harsh on MasterChef and downright cruel on Hell’s Kitchen (although if you were a sous chef and you served me raw pork that was not pork tartare, I’d scream too). But he’s not an ogre; he’s a polite man with a gigantic heart who simply happens to take no shit from those who should know better.
This video here made me cry. A lot.
For those of you who don’t know, my dad is legally blind. He cannot see anything more than mere shadows of things in bright light. He has been blind since he was around 13 years old and he attended Perkins School for the Blind.
He is extremely independent. He will cook on his own (he makes the best meatloaf I’ve ever had). He builds things on his own too. In my life, he’s built both our sheds, our deck, half the furniture on that deck (end tables and Adirondack chairs and even assembled the porch swing). In my life, he used jackhammers and diamond-bladed wet saws to removed over 20 tons of granite from our basement to give us an even floor instead of a small pond and a pump to remove the water every time it rained.
He cuts down trees and splits the wood, he uses power tools, and he taught me how to use the more dangerous ones.
We can’t afford a guiding eye dog or any other type of service animal. He is stubborn and often refuses to use his cane.
While growing up and even now, I know how to accommodate for him. I explain how things look, I explain silent parts of TV shows and movies so he still knows what’s happening without drowning out dialog. Whenever we go to a museum, I always ask about exhibits that he can touch and interact with.
When he needs to sign something, I let him angle the paper and I place his hand holding the pen in just the right spot so he can follow the line.
That someone else would do all this for someone like my father so they know that they did well, it touches me deeply. Usually my father would put his hands on things to make sure they’re coming out right, and while you can do that in your own home with your own food, you can’t do that in a competition like this. He knew that and helped her understand what she couldn’t feel out.
Gordon Ramsey is my hero.