Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More bad news for Ramsay

Looks like all is not bliss at Gordon Ramsay Holdings. It is now being reported that his Father-in-Law and long time business partner has given up the reigns as CEO of his holding company:

Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law has sparked rumours of a fallout with the fiery star after he stepped down as CEO of the celebrity chef's business empire.

The Hell's Kitchen star has suffered severely in the recent economic downturn and in 2009 was forced to pump $8 million of his own money into his businesses in a last-ditch bid to keep afloat.

The company, Gordon Ramsay Holdings, reported a loss of $6.5 million last year and was dealt another blow in August when U.S. officials sent three outstanding tax bills, with one totalling $484,500.

And the strain has seemingly affected Chris Hutcheson, the father of his wife Tana, who has walked away from his job in charge of his son-in-law's dealings after 12 years.

A statement says, "We can confirm that Chris Hutcheson has left his position as CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd. He retains an interest in the business as a shareholder."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fried Cabbage

I just returned [again] from a last minute trip to China, and again, I managed to stuff my face with awesome food. Chicken, Shrimp, Beef, Frog, Noodles, Rice, et al. One of my favourite side dishes is the fried/boiled's a great veg filler !

Here's a quick a simple recipe:

3 slices bacon, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
6 cups cabbage, cut into thin wedges
2 tablespoons water
1 pinch white sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1.Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon, and set aside.
2.Cook onion in the hot bacon grease until tender. Add cabbage, and stir in water, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook until cabbage wilts, about 15 minutes. Stir in bacon. Splash with vinegar before serving.

Monday, October 4, 2010


It looks like we're finally getting back to a normal grind. The new boy is just over 2 months and we've finished off the summer travel and wedding season.
We should be able to get back to posting (if only we had taken some notes and pictures of the meals over the last 2 months.....)
Now that we're getting into fall, we should be seeing more squash, pumpkin, vegetables, etc in our dishes...and since we're saving for an April wedding in St. Lucia, there won't be too many restaurant reviews on the horizon (it will all be homemade....which is usually better anyway).
Here's to finishing off 2010 with great food !