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Gordon Ramsey Declares Greek Food Better Than Italian

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Gordon Ramsey has definitively declared Greek food is better than Italian food. Credit: Darkardem / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0

An informal debate about Greek vs. Italian food took place on Monday’s episode of ITV’s “Gordon, Gino & Fred Go Greek.” Gino D’Acampo was left fuming at Gordon Ramsay after the two famous chefs began chatting about food and Gordon cheekily declared that Greek food is better than Italian.

This time, Gordon, Gino and First Dates maître d’ Fred Siriex were traveling around Greece – and visiting the nation’s gorgeous islands in search of the best food around.

Gordon Ramsey prefers Greek food to Italian cuisine

However, it wasn’t long before relations turned sour between the TV presenters, because  Ramsay dissed Italian food right in front of the Italian star.

Gordon told Gino that he thought Greek food was better than Italian cuisine, as the stars sat back on a luxurious boat cruising the seas. In the awkward scenes that followed, Gordon and Gino ended up getting into a rather heated Mediterranean food row as Fred decided to take Gordon’s side.

Gordon told Gino: “Greece never gets the look-in that France has or the Italians. “Honestly, I think Greek cuisine is better than Italian cuisine.”

Gino looked absolutely shocked at Gordon‘s statement, proceeding to put down his glass of champagne angrily before replying “Oh you’re not serious!” He then tried to rope Fred in on his side as he waved his arms in protest, crying out “Say something, say something!”

Fred agreed with Ramsey about Greek food’s superiority

Sadly for Gino, Fred agreed with the Kitchen Nightmares star, telling him that people in Greece live long, healthy lives as a result of their national dishes.

Gino fired back: “The Italian diet is one of the most famous diets in the world. People living many, many years.” He added that you simply cannot compare Greek cuisine to that of the Italians.

During the episode, the three chefs stopped off on the Greek islands of Crete, Santorini and Mykonos. From Gino skippering a catamaran to diving for lobsters, taking mud baths to helping make moussakas, the three foodies had a blast during their time in the Greek islands.

Crete is also home to hundreds of smaller, less well-known beaches holidaying Britons have already discovered and love coming back to. Part of the Cyclades islands, Santorini is a popular holiday destination. Walking 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 Britons and other tourists. Beach days can be spent on Red beach, Perivolos, Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos, White beach, Agios Georgios or Vlychada.

Last but not least is the island of Mykonos. Also part of the Cyclades island group, Mykonos is known as the party capital of the region, with thousands of tourists partying it up every year.

In 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 treat, with the help of chef Joanna, who had a sweet spot for the outspoken British chef.

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