Gordon Ramsay is a legend in the food world, and his word is taken as gospel by many, so when Stephen Colbert asked Ramsay what American food he hates, the next words that came out of his mouth we’re going to be crucial.
Ramsay claimed on the Late Show that he’s not a fan of grits, which isn’t a big deal as it is a bit of an acquired taste, but then he went on to attack our American style sandwiches.
“You go to a deli, and the sandwich is like f*cking 12-feet tall,” Ramsay said, like that’s a bad thing. “You can’t eat it!”
Thankfully Colbert came to the defense of our beloved giant sandwiches, saying, “That’s the sandwich of a superpower, my friend. Back when you had an empire, your sandwiches were much larger.”
Yeah, you sometimes have squeeze the sandwich down a bit in order to get a good bite, but it is absolutely doable, and we’ve been doing it for years.
Then he had the nerve to diss deep-fried turkeys.
OK, he might have a point with the turkeys, making the argument against its dryness, but do it right so it’s not dry! Plus, this is ‘Murica, and absolutely everything must be deep fried. Colbert politely corrected him again, saying, “I’m from the south, everything is deep fried. We dip it in concrete, and then we deep fat fry it.”
If the great Gordon Ramsay really can’t handle a stacked pastrami sandwich from Katz’s Deli, or enjoy a nice deep fried turkey, I might have just lost a hero.