AKA Last Minute Foodie Christmas Gift Idea
It took me almost a whole year to get through Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass. Not because it was so super difficult but because I did not want it to end. This happens to me with a lot of online classes. I hesitate to watch because I do not want them to be over.
I did learn a lot from him and will never make scrambled eggs the same way again… Blew my mind! See photo of my light and fluffy scrambled eggs above. I learned a lot about meat in general but absolutely nothing about sauces which was a huge disappointment, especially for the Beef Wellington section. How can you have Beef Wellington without a sauce?!
The absolute best part about the experience for me was getting to know Chef Gordon Ramsay more on a much deeper level. To hear about his struggles not just with being a chef but with his health.
The most amazing part was watching him make pasta. It was unbelievable foodie magic that I will never, EVER forget. Unbelievable!!!
Getting to take Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass was thanks to three people who pooled together enough money for me to be able to take it and I am so grateful. Right now the class is over $100 Canadian and as much as I enjoyed the class, I do not know if I got its worth. It was beautiful to watch, the production value was incredible and I felt like a connected with him a deep level but did I learn a lot?
I have to give myself a little credit. I have been working with food for over eight years now so my expectations may be a little too high for what most people would get from the experience.
- If someone is pretty new to the food world and wants to learn from the best and you have the funds to get it, yes, I say definitely go for it. It is harder and harder to find programming geared to teaching and he is, clearly, a master not only at making food but teaching what he knows about it. His passion for food definitely comes through this class.
- If you are a more experience gourmand that has done a lot of work on food, have been working a lot in the kitchen already and your focus is on learning, this might be a pass. You may not feel like you have learned a ton by the end of it.
- If you are just a huge fan of Chef Ramsay and would do just about anything to spend more time with him, go for it.
I am so honoured I got to take the class. I wish I could have cooked along with him for every lesson but this has been one of the most challenging years of my life. Instead I enjoyed quiet moments to really commune with him and be engrossed in his process. I am glad I did or I would never have gotten through the class in a year. I am still sceptical that a crepe is a more upscale way to wrap your Beef Wellington but his was so beautiful, my lack of faith may be misplaced.
May you all have a wonderful holiday! I will be back with some of the highlights and biggest foodie fails of 2017 but I think I need some time to go buy some groceries god damn it. Christmas is so close and I have zilch in my kitchen. At least we put up the Yule tree last night!
Happy Holidays my foodie friends!
~ Suzie the Foodie