If I had to pick one celebrity chef to cook me dinner, I'd probably go with the Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis. Her meals always seem tasty and delightful, and what can I say, I'm a sucker for good Italian food cooked by women with heads that are too large for their bodies.
If Giada couldn't make it, my next choice would be Gordon Ramsay. This may come as a surprise to you, but I'm a big fan of his signature blend of foul-mouthed sarcasm and irreverence. In fact, I'd say he's probably my favorite celebrity chef. He really is great on TV. The British version of Kitchen Nightmares is decent and not nearly as formulaic and sappy as its American counterpart, and watching decade old re-runs of Hell's Kitchen isn't the worst way to spend a lazy Sunday if you have no life.
Anyway, Chef Ramsey recently visited Oklahoma to noodle and cook some catfish for a bunch rednecks. Unlike most noodling videos, it was actually entertaining to watch. Check it out:
Well, I guess there's a new reason to like Chef Ramsey. He actually made that sick disgusting river rodent we call catfish look delicious and appetizing! Who wants to meet at the Catfish Cabin for lunch?!
Actually, I'm joking. I'm sure the stuff Chef Ramsey filleted and cooked up next to Lake Murky Water tasted wonderful and in no way resembled the catfish my grandmother would make force me to eat at Western Sizzlin', but is there a worst item in the Oklahoma food lexicon than catfish? Maybe next week he can show us how to cook fresh squirrel or armadillo.
Update: Although Ramsey uploaded this to his YouTube channel last week, it's actually 7 years old. That means half the people in the video have already been killed or eaten by a catfish. As always, stay with TLO for breaking seven years old news.