March 27th, 2012
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We asked via iReport for your stories of that person, place, book, restaurant or dish that made you sit up and start to see food as more than just a three times a day chore. You eat every day, and you've got a story to share.

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iReporter Chris Morrow ran into the judges of MasterChef - Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich - in a field and asked them who taught them to love food. Gordon Ramsay cited a certain French chef, but also had a few things to say about his steak-loving fellow countryman Piers Morgan.

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  1. click

    Great things. I have never seen anything in this way prior to. Thank you!

    January 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm |
  2. Roy

    He's digging him, not trashing him.

    March 29, 2012 at 9:18 am |
  3. Bleux Me

    Three tools in a field – BFD

    March 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  4. NS Guest

    Ramsey is just trying to earn himself a spot on Piers's show. Figures if he says something slightly controversial, he'll get on. More coverage is better ratings for Hell's Kitchen....

    March 28, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • Jessica

      Why would Gordon want to be on Piers' show? He's got several of his own shows that people actually watch. Ramsey is way cooler.

      March 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • Bernard Webb

      That's a pretty shallow analysis there, sport. Ramsay has numerous hit shows that people like. Morgan has one boring show that nobody watches. Why would someone like Gordon pump up Morgan's ratings by appearing on his show?

      March 29, 2012 at 7:01 am |
  5. milo

    Don't care if everything he makes is ambrosia; he's a f*&!ing ars e. Knowing my chef is a giant a-hole makes my food less palatable.

    March 28, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  6. mshawaii808

    Ok,there are allot of stupid people making comments that have nothing to do with "Liberals", "Looks", "Gordon's attitudes" or whatever. TRASH TALKING means like American's do "shooting the Breeze", "Kicking it" sitting around just talking sh**". THAT is what they means. Not bad mouthing, like allot of those comments are doing. Talking trash about Gordon's character. Besides allot of those that were actually trashing Gordon are a bunch of loser's, that will never become close to being a 4 Star Michellin Chef. That is one of many reason's why AMERICA is screwed, too much ignorant people.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:52 am |
  7. John Doe

    This is an iReport so I didn't read/watch any of it. Hey CNN, why don't you start paying for reporters and photographers again?

    March 28, 2012 at 8:52 am |
    • jimmy

      because they are the 1% its cheapier this way, and they could always say they didn't do it when its something moraly wrong=0)

      March 28, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  8. Love it

    This was a good giggle. Thank you !! Gordon Ramsey is only an asshole as necessary, unfortunately there are a lot of necessary moments in our world and he's a truth teller. This on the other hand was funny. He's been far more vile than that on camera. Always entertaining.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  9. Keith Burgin

    Gordon Ramsey – outstanding in the field.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:44 am |
    • Jeff

      hahaha. Well played.

      March 28, 2012 at 9:06 am |
    • X-ray Vision

      What's with the angry bull behind them that's getting bigger .... and bigger?

      March 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  10. GORDON

    gordon has nothing to worry about hes a womens dream come true as a chef colleague husband father and friend ect ONE OF THE FINEST COOKS IN THE WORLD

    March 28, 2012 at 8:37 am |
    • BoyG

      Being a great chef doesn't make you successful in life. Gordon's a liar who cheats on his wife and is a total jerk who thinks he craps gourmet poop piles. You must think he's hot and have posters over your bed.

      March 28, 2012 at 8:49 am |
  11. JR

    Odds are high that this person said that they were going to post this on CNN, so Gordon had some ribbing for his fellow countryman. He's not trash talking, he's playing with his food, so to speak. This man is known for his mouth and that's hardly what we saw here. If he really wanted to smack Piers, he would have done it much better than this.

    I see a lot of trash talk from cable news opinion dealers, this comment doesn't even register on the meter.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:06 am |
    • crabman

      the guy is still aloud mouth jack azz

      March 28, 2012 at 8:17 am |
      • gamt67

        No he's not! He calls a spade a spade, and 'if you can't stand the heat, get the F($*# out of his kitchen'. I'd work for him any day, at least I'd know where I stood with him, as opposed to ones that are 2 faced.
        I agree with JR, this is NOT trash talking, go hang out with a USMC infantry platoon, THEN you'll hear trash talking! :-)

        March 28, 2012 at 8:44 am |
        • crabman

          and one thing the armed services teach is RESPECT

          March 28, 2012 at 9:27 am |
      • DB5

        Hey crabman!.........................................................fukc off.

        March 28, 2012 at 9:09 am |
        • crabman


          March 28, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  12. crabman

    the guy might be a good cook but he is a loud mouth that gets off on insulting people

    March 28, 2012 at 7:26 am |
    • Thomas

      I would agree. A little bit of fiestyness is ok but Ramsay takes it a bit too far. Too much of anything can be annoying.

      When it seems that a person can not speak without swearing, it tells a lot about the person. The occasional " blue word" is understandable, but too much is simply too much.

      March 28, 2012 at 8:06 am |
    • DB5

      I guess your trash talk comes from getting kicked off Hells Kitchen for being a loud mouth puss head. It might appear that Gordon is going to far, but there is no denying the results. Have you ever seen a drill Sergeant? If you had you probably hate the army $h!t for brain.

      March 28, 2012 at 8:49 am |
  13. Aditya Adhikari

    There is something missing here, what exactly was the question asked of him, Gordon would not bring the name of Pierce without any context, this story is giving only showing what his reply was, not exactly the full context.

    The purpose here seems is to Trash Gordon.

    March 28, 2012 at 7:15 am |
    • Joe

      Why not trash Gordon? He's angry and yells at EVERYONE on any of his shows. I don't care about him or Piers, but I wouldn't be surprised that he would be talking smack. So trash Gordon and get him out of the media.

      @Truth(TM), how does being liberal matter? You're a cowardly internet troll.

      March 28, 2012 at 7:24 am |
    • Gorton's Fisherman

      Aditya, see the link: "iReport: Who taught you to love food"? That was the question

      March 28, 2012 at 7:48 am |
  14. Lou

    Ramsey used to be humorous; now he's just an everyday, ordinary windbag who loves to hear himself talk. Awesome chef though.

    March 28, 2012 at 6:28 am |
    • Lou


      March 28, 2012 at 6:31 am |
    • Morty

      I have to agree, well said.

      March 28, 2012 at 6:48 am |
  15. NFLD Thought

    Can't tkae to either of these men. Piers is a dolt and Ramsey is an idiot

    March 28, 2012 at 6:24 am |
  16. Johan Cruyff

    1. ramsay usually says what he likes and nobody blinks an eye. 2. who cares? 3. anyone who is from england knows that piers morgan is a you know what so again, who cares?

    March 28, 2012 at 5:54 am |
    • mshawaii808

      Then WHY are you commenting, idiot????

      March 28, 2012 at 8:41 am |
      • Johan Cruyff

        I could ask you the same question, smartarse (thats one of gordon's favourites lol)

        March 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  17. stardream

    he was really to sophia vergara on jay leno but i guess walking in LA well nobody walks in LA

    March 28, 2012 at 3:39 am |
  18. stardream

    well if not drunk but???

    March 28, 2012 at 3:35 am |
  19. stardream

    hes ok

    March 28, 2012 at 3:33 am |
  20. KJK

    99.9% sure that was sarcasm, not trash-talking.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:10 am |
  21. pogojo

    its easy to bash when the reporting is so bad.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:06 am |
  22. I need goggles

    I love Gordon Ramsay, man. He's awesome.

    March 28, 2012 at 1:31 am |
    • DB5


      March 28, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  23. Mark

    Well, this wasn't nothing, it was very casual and actually he was just being funny, but in general Gordon sucks for unnecessary rudeness on a regular basis to other people. Pierce is actually a nice and intelligent guy, he only looks like a snub at times, but it's wrong to judge people for their natural appearance! I have no problem with him being British, I find his interviews very good and well informative. I like him better than King.

    March 28, 2012 at 1:08 am |
    • Trustudio


      March 28, 2012 at 7:22 am |
  24. homer gordon

    Piers Morgan is very self centered. He does NOT belong on ANY American TV shows, as he has nothing good to say about any of us AMERICANS. I feel that CNN made a huge mistake in replacing Larry King with this gye........

    March 28, 2012 at 12:23 am |
    • riseagainstme23


      March 28, 2012 at 1:12 am |
      • DB5


        I think his name is actually Homer Simpson.

        March 28, 2012 at 9:04 am |
    • Mark

      That's strange, I think some of you guys judge people based on their natural looks, who people have no control over instead of how they actually do their job, and I think he does great interviews.

      March 28, 2012 at 1:17 am |
    • Troll Patrol

      Guy Savoy is who Gordon was talking about. It's pronounced, "Ghee Sav-wah"

      March 28, 2012 at 7:44 am |
  25. CookForMeChefRamsay

    Gordon: You make my heart swoon. I'm happily married but you're <3 dreamy! <3

    March 28, 2012 at 12:14 am |
  26. snarks

    Gordon is a decent man. He knows what liberalism is, knows how devastating it is, and calls it as he sees it. End liberalism, the world heals, simple as that. Liberalism is a mental disorder, and nothing else needs to be said of it.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
    • ash

      the core belief behind liberalism is to let people believe how they want stay out of everyone elses bedroom and to do your best to just get along with everyone, and thats a mental disorder? well youre welcome to move to the middle east where youre kind of world exists hitler

      March 28, 2012 at 12:36 am |
      • lizazabc

        Liberals will only let you believe what you want if you believe the right thing. Otherwise, they will ridicule you, bully you, and call you horrible names. Its funny that liberals preach about staying out of your bedroom, yet they require you to pay for their bedroom activities.

        March 28, 2012 at 6:00 am |
        • momforfreedom

          You hit the nail on the head. We all want privacy, some just want to cull the American population via their pro-choice agendas that do nothing more than reduce our futures aptitude and cost the rest of us more money. I used to be pro-choice, when I was younger, unmarried and wanted free things. I am older and have worked hard for the things that weren't free for me. Quit enabling the very programs we all complain about under our breaths when no one is listening. Be honest and vote out the jerks keeping socialism on the horizon. Keep America Free.

          March 28, 2012 at 8:33 am |
    • iBod

      So we should go back to days of whipping kids and raping chicks, eh?

      Ignorant fool. Liberalism is the saliva to the wound. Wake up. It's the 21st Century. Today's revolutionists ARE Liberals. You really think by getting the rid of them the world will "heal." Get rid of Liberals and you'll be watching the world burn.

      March 28, 2012 at 12:40 am |
    • iBod

      By the way Snarks, I can almost guarantee you use the word without knowing its definition.

      Dictionary . com defines "Liberalism" as "a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties."

      So we should definitely get rid of Liberals, right? Yeah, bet you are wishing CNN had that "X" button, now, don't chya? Tut, tut, you fool.

      March 28, 2012 at 12:46 am |
    • Breed

      Yeah, it's a shame those liberals like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were allowed to stand up for what they believe in. We'd have been much better off letting King George III rule us like a tyrant. Too bad the liberal policies of Abraham Lincoln ended slavery. Too bad that liberal LBJ ended legalized discrimination, too. This country would be so much better off if we had a dictator ruling our slave-owning, discriminating selves.

      March 28, 2012 at 2:30 am |
    • retphxfire

      Funny, how it's so many people with money or people who are easily influenced by fearmongers, who constantly make false and misleading statements like the other rich guys (Limbaugh, O'Reilly), guys who constantly have to retract comments, who bad mouth liberals. Of course they do, they hate the idea of paying the same percentage of taxes as the masses, still accept SS and medicare even with their bucks, hate the idea of the most vulnerable.......etc. sheesh

      March 28, 2012 at 6:10 am |
    • Morty

      Pretty closed-minded coming from (I'm assuming based upon the poor quality and irrational generalization of your post) a Republican. You are giving opther Republicans/conservatives a bad name by being so partisan, no party member is useful unless they are open to bi-partisan discussion. Apparently you are not useful. I am liberal mostly but open to any and all arguments so I can be educated and informed. Try it sometime.

      March 28, 2012 at 6:33 am |
  27. Chris

    He criticizes Morgan for being overweight while standing with Graham Elliot, who is twice Morgans size, and tops it off by mentioning his hair is turning grey! Wow! It's a good thing he can cook cuz he sure sucks at playing the dozens!

    March 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
    • Thomas

      LoL "playing the dozens" I have not heard that term in a long time. :)

      March 28, 2012 at 8:09 am |
  28. Dead Man Walking

    Oh.....Gordon.....Oh Gordon.....back to his old tricks......This guy is amazing, he talks the talk and walks the walk.......well done Gordon Ramsay...well done MATE:)

    March 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
  29. Lizzy

    exactly where did he "trash talk"? it didn't seem that bad to me, I think he was actually making a joke. CNN stop picking on Gordon.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
  30. Larry Moniz in New Jersey

    This network should spend money and hire REAL reporters rather than amateur "IReporters" for stories. The overall difference in real quality would be well worth it. Many of the amateurs on CNN would recognize a real story if it bit them in the butt. Just my opinion after 45 years as a professional writer and journalist.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
  31. art

    Pfffftttt!!!! trash talks? Now ireporters are using sensational headlines??? i didn't hear any trash talking....not steak, but a bunch-a-baloney....

    March 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
  32. JacMac

    Anyone who trash talks a CNN host is my hero.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
  33. AJ

    Piers Morgan is a major d bag. I don't like Ramsay, but next to Morgan he's like a saint.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  34. vdanker

    Gordon Ramsey is a f-ing d-khead.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
    • DB5

      So is your father.

      March 28, 2012 at 9:07 am |
  35. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Gordon Ramsay is the man.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • Ms. Grammar

      If he can't do it, no one can!

      March 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  36. Truth™

    Piers Morgan is a self important, annoying, liberal stooge.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Morty

      Can't anyone just be a stooge anymore? I guess if he were a racist, corporate-blowing, mysoginistic, homophobic conservative he'd be all right, and, he's a stooge.

      March 28, 2012 at 6:52 am |
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