The Food Trends Gordon Ramsay Really Hates

Saying that Gordon Ramsay is a man of strong opinion would be a bit of an understatement. All one has to do is watch a few minutes of Hell's Kitchen and it becomes quickly apparent that Ramsay doesn't hold back on sharing his viewpoints when it comes to food. He's rarely subtle and can hurl insults with the best of them. Whether it's a specific dish or a trend that's popping up in the food world, Ramsay almost certainly has an opinion on the matter. 

Food trends come and go, of course, but there are a few hanging around that Ramsay thinks should go away forever and never return. The loud-mouthed Brit recently revealed three of those food trends that in his eyes, are basically a crime on a plate.

Gordon Ramsay doesn't want your Wagyu meatballs

Ramsay's dislike of certain food trends wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't also a complete hypocrite. For example, the chef said that he's not big on Wagyu beef's popularity specifically because of how it's often prepared in the U.S. The chef explained to PopSugar, "Because it's a special cut. It needs to be treated with a little bit of respect. Everywhere you go now, there's [insert customary Ramsay curse word] Wagyu meatballs."

This would be fine except that Ramsay has Wagyu meatballs on the menu at his Hell's Kitchen restaurant! Basically, Ramsay is saying every other restaurant's Wagyu meatballs are inferior to his (which they very well may be) so other chefs shouldn't even bother trying. Pfft, whatever. 

Keep the truffle oil and foam away from Gordon Ramsay

Also, don't even think of asking Ramsay to prepare a dish with truffle oil. This food trend in Ramsay's eyes is something that most chefs show little creativity with. "The worst thing, for me, is truffle oil," he said. "That thing needs to be let down. When [chefs] use it, they use the same top [as any other oil], so they pour it, and it comes out in abundance." Fair enough, sir. 

The Hell's Kitchen star also has an issue with the use of foam in dishes. During a 2016 Reddit AMA, Ramsay said that foam "should be used for shaving, not go on top of food." The TV chef doubled down on this again with PopSugar and said that he had a bone marrow meal that was ruined because it was served with foam. "Sometimes they look like toxic scum in a stagnant pool," Ramsay said before adding, "It was not very good."

When the interviewer pointed out that Ramsay's restaurant uses foam in its pineapple carpaccio, Ramsay again gave himself a pass and said, "That was a dessert foam."

Next thing you know, Ramsay will say pineapple on pizza is okay — but only if it's served in his Street Pizza restaurant.