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Fine Dining Comfort Food or “You did WHAT to my macaroni and cheese?!”

Posted by Justin Johnson on Monday, August 6th, 2007

Facts:
On the Hell’s Kitchen that originally aired on July 30, Gordon Ramsay presented his mother’s version and his version of the comfort food macaroni and cheese.

His mother’s was yellow, presumably from yellow cheese. And it’s his favorite.

He explained that for fine dining, comfort food had to be different. Had to be a little bit more. His was white, with lobster, truffle shavings and aged parmesan cheese.

Opinion:
I love Gordon Ramsay. He’s a good cook and very entertaining. I love my macaroni and cheese. It too is very entertaining. However, after watching the Hell’s Kitchen episode mentioned, I learned the two do not go together.

Ramsay, in his superior culinary style allegedly showed us comfort food, fine dining style.

HA!

Macaroni and cheese… with lobster and truffles passed off as COMFORT FOOD!?

Have a look at a picture of the abhorrence that Ramsay insists is “fine dining comfort food” (you’ll have to scroll to the bottom) and then look at REAL macaroni and cheese.

Which makes you more comfortable? I hope you chose the second one. Don’t diss the yellow-y goodness, the creaminess, and the taste to go for some… lobster-ridden biohazard.

Final Words:
DON’T F%#* with macaroni and cheese otherwise you’ll make a culinary disaster… and I don’t think you’ll be able to get away with it like Gordon Ramsay.

Be smart. Open a box of Kraft (or even better, make it from scratch) and indulge. Right now. Go. Stop reading and enjoy.

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