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Gordon Ramsay says he was once asked to "sprinkle cocaine over a soufflé"

He's got a documentary about cocaine airing soon

  • Dave Turner
  • 10 October 2017
Gordon Ramsay says he was once asked to "sprinkle cocaine over a soufflé"

Let's be honest. Cocaine use being rife in the restaurant industry isn't exactly a well-kept secret, is it?

That's why it's no surprise high-profile British chef Gordon Ramsay has a few stories to tell, one being that he was once asked by diners and a charity event to use the class A drug as a condiment.

Speaking to Radio Times ahead of his upcoming documentary about the production of the drug, Ramsay said: "When dessert arrived the couple came to me and said, ‘Look, everyone on the table is happy you’re here, but can you make a soufflé like never before and combine icing sugar with coke and dust it?’

“I laughed it off but there was no way I was going to go anywhere near that. I dusted the sugar on top of the soufflé and caramelised it purposely so they had no idea whether it was on or off. I set the soufflé down. Didn’t even say goodbye. I just left out the back door.”

His documentary, Gordon On Cocaine, will air on ITV and will see him visiting Central and South America to meet those part of the drug trade. He says he was inspired to find out more about it after one his chefs died from a cocaine overdose.

[Via: the Guardian]

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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