Gordon Ramsay Lost 30 Pounds to Compete In Ironman Triathlon [5 PHOTOS]

Gordon Ramsay

Chef Gordon Ramsay is best known for being the merciless host of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and for his restaurants that stretch from the UK to the US. However, Ramsay recently steered away from food indulgence and competed in what some call the world’s most difficult race — the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.


In order to get into competition shape, Ramsay trained every morning at 4:30am and changed his diet to include cleaner and more protein-rich meals and excluded dairy, which is a difficult challenge in itself for a chef. He ended up losing 30 pounds, although Ramsay thinks he looks like “a bloody piece of asparagus!” Asparagus don’t have six packs like dem, chef.



The triathlon consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, all of which Ramsay completed in about 14 hours. Impressive is an understatement, and I think we can all agree Gordon Ramsay did good.


H/T NY Daily News + Picthx Gordon Ramsay

Packaged Food

Spam Nuts are Real and Totally Not a Porno Title


Spam and Macadamia Nuts. Two things that have virtually nothing in common other than they’re popular in Hawaii and I have a can of each in the glove compartment of my car. But it looks like they’ll have one more thing in common as the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co. has released Spam-flavored Macadamia nuts to join in union two of Hawaii’s tasty staples.

The nuts are dusted with a seasonal Hormel blend for that spam-flavored taste, meaning there sadly won’t be chucks of Spam in each bag. Still, I’d very much like to try a bag just to say I did. Especially if I end up liking it, I’ll pretty much have Christmas gifts covered for my entire family.

The Spam-flavored Macadamia Nuts are available for purchase at Hawnnut for $3.95 in a 4.5 oz can and $7.75 for a 10z pouch.

PicThx Hawnnut

Fast Food

Swimsuit Model Eats Carl’s Jr.’s New Cod Sandwich On a Beach, Because Fish


Apparently, the only way to eat Carl’s Jr.’s new charbroiled Atlantic cod fish sandwich is on a beach, in a bikini and in the hot hot sun. At least, that’s how Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal makes it seem. The new item is the first charbroiled fish sandwich to be featured on a national fast-food chain menu and offers a lighter option at 420 calories. The fish sandwich ($3.99) envelopes a charbroiled Atlantic cod filet in creamy tartar sauce with tomato and lettuce on a sweet honey wheat bun.

Of course, you probably weren’t listening to any of that and was wondering why I had stopped taking about the half-nude model in the above photo. Good News: You can catch Agdal when the Carl’s Jr. commercial for the cod fish sandwich premiers during the Super Bowl on Sunday. ‘Til then, here’s a behind-the-scenes video of Miss Agdal eating the lucky fish on a beach in Hawaii.

Oh, the charbroiled Atlantic cod fish sandwich is now available at all Carl’s Jr. locations and all Hardee’s menus starting Monday. Although, at this point you’ve forgotten that this is an article about food and stopped reading by now, so. . . meow.

H/T LA Times + Grub Grade


Lei Fresh: Get Lei’d With This Hawaiian Food Smartphone App

Whether you live on the North Shore, in urban Honolulu or on the neighbor islands, you can have access to fresh and local food from farmers in real time. Bring locally grown Hawaiian food straight to your table with the Lei Fresh app.

The Hawaii Agricultural Foundation is giving you an an exclusive inside look into its Lei Fresh app before its release in September. No word on pricing yet, but this app will help consumers be able to find nearby retailers selling local-grown food, track prices and find recipes that use local vegetables, meat, dairy, fruits and seafood.

Help support your neighborhood supermarket, mom-and-pop store or famers market. The project is part of a broader effort by five local nonprofit organizations that are using grant money to engage consumers in the value of local agriculture. Read more about the efforts by the Hawaiian Agricultural Foundation at


Craving: Bizarre Food In Hawaii

In the spirit of spring break I decided venture to one of the hot spots for all spring breakers, Hawaii! Check out some of the out of the box foods they eat over their in the Pacific Ocean!