It seems like Gordon Ramsay is out to outdo himself again. He’s got a new show this January that could be summed-up as one hair-raising experience. Well, given the lacklustre performance of his last show, then this could be the boost he is looking for.
From the celebrated chef who brought us an earful of “The F-Word,” the nerve-wracking drama of “Hell’s Kitchen,” and the thankfully forgettable “Ramsay’s Best Restaurant,” we’re now about to see his best yet. Watch him become the shark bait in the Channel 4’s the Big Fish Fight.
Part of the channel’s tradition of special shows this January, The Big Fish Fight will be featuring celebrity chefs in special segments that gives us more information about a lot of things food-related. This time, the topic is about our great seas and the alarming decline of many of our fishes, especially those in high-demand from both gourmet restaurants and regular people.
In Ramsay’s part, he’s going to go down the ocean deep and swim along with bull sharks. It’s definitely his scariest moment there, considering that this species is one of the most likely to attack humans. But it’s all right, since he’s there to help. He’ll help us examine the yearly slaughter of sharks (some estimates say that over 100 million sharks are hunted each year) for the sake of a very familiar and high-class dish – shark’s fin soup.
Aside from Ramsay, four other chefs are featured in Channel 4’s five-part series. Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall will help us uncover the truth about over-fishing. Jamie Oliver, for his part, will introduce us to dishes that could be prepared from sustainably raised fishes. Another chef, Heston Blumenthal, will introduce us to a grand fish-based feast that is composed entirely from alternative fish sources that are still as delightfully delicious as the original. Arthur Potts-Dawson, the new recruit for the series, will give us a glimpse into the life of deep-sea trawlermen and the dangers the have to face.
It’s a show that is definitely worth watching. Frankly, the other guys are okay, but it’s Ramsay I’d like to see first. Who would have thought that our dear, foul chef would be gutsy enough to swim with the sharks? I didn’t, that’s why I’m going to watch.