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Gordon Ramsay Releases New Cookbook, Comes Under Fire From French Chef, Job Remains Secure Despite New Technology

Gordon Ramsay, the British chef, restaurateur, and the creator of the Hell’s Kitchen television series, is once again set to delight his fans and patrons by sharing his years of experience through an upcoming series of new cookbooks.

Gordon’s Bread Street Kitchen, the first book in the series, will be launched in October and aims to convince readers that it is entirely possible to prepare home-cooked food that tastes exactly like the delicacies served in a top-class restaurant. Gordon Ramsay’s new cookbook will reveal the fresh and seasonal ingredients that will enable cooking enthusiasts to prepare delectable treats that can be enjoyed during breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This is not the first attempt from the famous British chef to bring his unique recipes to the public domain. Previously, Gordon Ramsay published a number of books to share recipes and menu ideas that can be served on a variety of occasions. Additionally, Foods 4 Better Health reports that the chef has earlier appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course, a British television show in which he had shared easy-to-follow recipes that taught aspiring home chefs how to cook delicious food in the right manner.

Apart from being a talented and generous chef, Gordon Ramsay has also earned the reputation of being a strict celebrity chef who unleashes his fiery rage on those who dare to participate and compete in the Hell’s Kitchen cooking competition. In fact, Gordon Ramsay’s caustic critiques and his almost constant stream of expletives have garnered public attention, and the show has become as popular as ever.

Hell’s Kitchen has already completed 15 seasons, and it has been also renewed for two more seasons, in addition to the upcoming Season 16.

However, Gordon Ramsay’s harsh demeanor on the show has drawn criticism from other famous chefs like Eric Rupert, the French chef who has accused Gordon Ramsay of setting a bad example for the audiences by humiliating the participants in his cooking show. According to People magazine, Eric Ripert, who also follows Buddhism, spoke about how important it is for a chef to keep calm and be humble in some of the most stressful environments.

“I have no problem apologizing on [behalf] of my staff for not behaving the proper way and I teach that to all the sous chefs or whoever has responsibility in the restaurant.”

Apart from facing criticism from his peers, Gordon Ramsay is also facing the prospect of stiff competition from a new team of most unusual chefs: “Robotic Chefs.” Zume Pizza, a Silicon Valley startup, has deployed intelligent robotic machines to work on routine monotonous tasks like preparing dough, adding the toppings, cutting perfect slices, and packaging the pizza.

Zume’s latest initiative is a reflection of the growing trend within Silicon Valley’s food-tech industry to rely heavily on robots and software to cut down costs and gain an advantage in the restaurant industry. Momentum Machines and BistroBot, other food-tech startups, are relying on machines to prepare hamburgers and sandwiches.

Deployment of tools can potentially assist fast-food chains to cut down on costs, but at the moment it seems unlikely that these machines will be able to undertake complex tasks that are conducted by expert chefs like Gordon Ramsey. Additionally, with technology as it is today, a machine would not be able to keep up with the hustle and bustle that is often found in a restaurant kitchen. Moreover, it is doubtful whether a robot would be able to learn from and respond to the instructions of demanding master chefs like Gordon Ramsay who has proved to be a strict mentor to the Hell’s Kitchen contestants who don’t strive to excel.

According to the Daily Mail, Ken Goldberg, the director of the Automation Lab at Berkley’s University of California, had some reassuring words for restaurant workers who might be worried about losing their jobs to the machines.

“Robots may be able to produce simple foods such as pizza, burgers, and sandwiches, but they won’t be taking over restaurants anytime soon because they still struggle with irregular tasks that require fine motor skills, judgment, and taste.”

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