I know Gordon Ramsey is not one to curry favour or mince his words but a recent tweet of his appears to have upset an entire country.
Ramsey invites people to send him photos and descriptions of dishes they create. In turn he gives them a review which, it is hoped, is amusing but can also be quite scathing.
To this end a Twitter user known as Rameez submitted a picture of a dish called Medu Vada, a traditional breakfast meal comprising deep fried spiced lentils served with lentil curry and coconut chutney. Rameez asked Ramsey to rate his dish and received the response “I didn’t think you can tweet from prison”.
Rameez appeared satisfied by the comment, responding that his “mission had been accomplished”. Others, however, were far from amused.
“Every cuisine that you’re ignorant about is not from prison!” was one comment while someone else said “watch out man, that’s everyday food for half of southern India!” “He’s just roasted all of South India” was also tweeted.
Ramsey’s supporters took a different view and a second glance at the photo of the meal may reveal what he was driving at. It is pictured as being served in a plate with three compartments, similar to those you find in a prison canteen. “Think he was referring to the plate and presentation”, tweeted one fan.
Whatever. I’ll simply leave you with another tweet. “Gordon Ramsey is a twit.”