An informal debate on Greek vs. Italian food took place on Monday on the ITV episode “Gordon, Gino & Fred Go Greek”. Gino D’Acampo was furious with Gordon Ramsay after the two famous chefs started talking about food, and Gordon cheekily declared that Greek food was better than Italian.
This time Gordon, Gino and First Dates maÃ®tre d ‘Fred Siriex toured Greece – visiting the nation’s beautiful islands in search of the best food.
Gordon Ramsey prefers Greek food to Italian cuisine
It wasn’t long, however, before relations between the TV presenters turned sour, with Ramsay disapproving of Italian food right in front of the Italian star.
Gordon told Gino that he thought Greek food was better than Italian food when the stars were on a luxury boat out on the seas. In the uncomfortable scenes that followed, Gordon and Gino got caught up in a rather heated Mediterranean dinner line when Fred decided to take Gordon’s side.
Gordon said to Gino: âGreece never gets the look that France or the Italians have. “To be honest, I think Greek cuisine is better than Italian.”
Gino looked absolutely shocked by Gordon’s statement and angrily put down his glass of champagne before answering, “Oh, you don’t mean it!” Then he tried to rope Fred on his side while waving his arms in protest and shouting, “Say something, say something!”
Fred agreed with Ramsey on the superiority of Greek food
Sadly for Gino, Fred agreed with the Kitchen Nightmares star and told him that the people of Greece lead long, healthy lives because of their national dishes.
Gino fired back: âThe Italian diet is one of the most famous diets in the world. People live for many, many years. âHe added that Greek cuisine simply cannot be compared to Italian cuisine.
During the episode, the three chefs stopped off on the Greek islands of Crete, Santorini and Mykonos. From Gino as the skipper of a catamaran to lobster diving, mud baths and moussakas – the three gourmets had a lot of fun during their time on the Greek islands.
Crete is also home to hundreds of smaller, lesser-known beaches that Brits have already discovered and love to return to. Santorini belongs to the Cyclades and is a popular holiday destination. Strolling the caldera and watching the sunset is a must on the island.
In the north, Santorini’s capital Oia has been photographed millions of times by the British and other tourists. You can spend beach days at Red Beach, Perivolos, Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos, White Beach, Agios Georgios or Vlychada.
Last but not least is the island of Mykonos. Mykonos, also part of the Cyclades archipelago, is known as the region’s party capital and is celebrated by thousands of tourists every year.
On the first episode of Gordon, Gino & Fred Go Greek, Ramsay cooked his pals lobster, and all three stars tried their best to make bougatsa, a local pastry, with the help of chef Joanna, who is a downbeat British chef .