The F Word, hosted by Michelin Chef Gordon Ramsay, is scheduled to premiere in the US on FOX in 2017. Based on his hit U.K. series of the same name, each episode will combine good food and good cooking with Ramsay’s passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series. It is a bold new food variety show from the award-winning chef and series host.
On THE F WORD, foodie families from across the U.S. will battle it out in an intense, high-stakes cook-off. In addition to impressing Ramsay, each team must win over the hearts and taste buds of the diners, celebrities and VIP guests whom they’re serving. And who will line up for entry into the restaurants. Ticketed, most likely, with the rights of admission reserved. In the past, they preferred people with very strong views on food, and wouldn’t admit more than four of a party. Oh, and they preferred visitors in pairs.
In a self-administered survey, Ra,sau found that three-quarters of women could not cook, with some 78% never cooking a regular evening dinner. Ramsay claimed that women “know how to mix cocktails but can’t cook to save their lives.”To get back to the show, throughout each hour-long episode, cooking competition will meet variety show as Ramsay will chat with surprise guests and VIPs in the dining room, host live remotes with people from across the country, and appear weekly in unique field segments with fans, foodies and culinary experts.
“Gordon Ramsay is not only one of the biggest names in the culinary world, but his expertise, combined with his larger-than-life personality, also make for genuine event television,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Gordon Ramsay stands tall in the line of great FOX stars, those unpredictable originals whom you simply can’t afford to miss, and THE F WORD could come from no one but Gordon. Let’s face it, with Gordon live on television, the phrase ‘anything can happen’ takes on a whole new meaning.”
“We’re really ramping it up a notch with this new live cooking show each week, and I can’t wait for viewers to see the other surprises we have in store for each episode,” said series host Gordon Ramsay.
THE F WORD is produced by Studio Ramsay (on social media at: Facebook Twitter ) and All3 America. The series is executive-produced by Gordon Ramsay, Greg Lipstone, Layla Smith and Chris Brogden. “Like” THE F WORD on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheFWordFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @TheFWordFox and join the discussion using #TheFWord. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @thefwordfox.
Some other shows by Gordon Ramsay
Some other shows produced by and featuring multi-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay, air on both sides of the Atlantic and seen by audiences worldwide. THse include his FOX shows, HOTEL HELL, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR and MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN, as well as Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant” and Food Network’s competition series, “Food Court Wars.”
In the U.K., he’s produced “Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars” and “Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape” for Channel 4; food biography and nostalgia series “My Kitchen” for UKTV’s Good Food Channel; two instructional cookery series, “Ultimate Home Cooking” and “Ultimate Cookery Course” for Channel 4; and the first two seasons of “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay for U.K. children’s channel CBBC, all under his One Potato Two Potato banner.
His multi-media production company, STUDIO RAMSAY, has a joint venture with All3Media to develop and produce both unscripted and scripted television shows, creating new formats and innovative programming that includes a scripted arm focused on food-related themes, and development of new talent on a global front.
The catalogue of programs that Ramsay has worked on historically with All3Media via One Potato Two Potato, together with new original content he’s currently developing, make for a unique and dynamic production and distribution partnership.
Chef Ramsay, who wears his passion on the sleeve of his chef coat, has been in several controversies that included OfCom complailnts. Here are some, as reported on Wikipedia, taken directly from there for your information:
Women in the kitchen
A major component of series 1 was Ramsay’s “Get Women Back in the Kitchen” campaign. In a self-administered survey, he found that three-quarters of women could not cook, with some 78% never cooking a regular evening dinner. Women found cooking to be a chore, whereas men found it to be an enjoyable activity. Ramsay claimed that women “know how to mix cocktails but can’t cook to save their lives.”
Ramsay’s findings were met with mixed reactions. While some of his contemporaries, like Nigella Lawson, previously stated similar opinions, other celebrity chefs, likeClarissa Dickson Wright, felt Ramsay’s proposition was “rubbish and about ten years out of date”. Wright felt that these comments undermined the increased enrollment of women at culinary schools across the United Kingdom.
His intentions have been misunderstood by some who believe that he thinks women belong in the kitchen or should be doing the cooking for their husbands, whereas his real desire is to help women who want to be able to cook but lack the confidence or motivation. (So writes Wiki, saying, ‘citation needed’)
The second-to-last episode of the first series of The F Word featured the slaughter of six turkeys that were raised in Ramsay’s garden. The scene had been preceded with a content warning. 27 viewers complained about the slaughter, leading to an investigation by Ofcom. Conversely, the media watchdog and Channel 4 also received 18 letters of support to counter the complaints. In 2004, Ramsay had also been criticized by the broadcast watchdog for swearing on-air.
In the second series, viewers also saw the slaughter of his two pigs, which were raised throughout the series. They were taken to an abattoir and their brains stunned with an electric shock before being slaughtered. A few months earlier, another Channel 4 series, Jamie’s Great Italian Escape (featuring Jamie Oliver) also received similar complaints after it featured the slaughter of a lamb.
Similarly the lambs he kept were slaughtered at the end of series three. Warnings were given to viewers before the start of the programme explaining the graphic nature of the footage, there was no censoring of the death or evisceration of the animal.
In series four, Ramsay received criticism for “sky fishing” for puffins, having their necks broken and eating the animals raw flesh and heart of two birds, a local tradition in Iceland. Ofcom received 42 complaints, but no rules were deemed broken.