Fox plans Gordon Ramsay cook-along

Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:16am EST
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By James Hibberd

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - No F-bombs allowed. How will he do it?

The Fox network aims to air at least one live special in which "Hell's Kitchen" star Gordon Ramsay, famous for his R-rated language, shows viewers how to make a dinner.

The program will urge viewers to make a three-course homemade meal along with the world-famous British chef.

"It has been picked up, and I can't wait for it to go live," Ramsay said Wednesday. "My frustration is that most cooking shows don't really cook ... their ingredients are prepped earlier, that's not cooking ... It's nice to show the journey from live ingredient to (finished meal)."

No air date has been set for Ramsay's modern-day take on Julia Child, though the network is eyeing spring or fall. If the show is successful, the network hopes to do more specials, though it doesn't see the format as likely to work as a weekly series.

The format is based on the chef's U.K. version of the project, called "Cook Along," which prompted thousands of viewers to hold cooking parties along with the show. Viewers are told which ingredients they'll need ahead of time and then are breezily led through the cooking process. Fox plans to intercut shots of a few families cooking as well.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay stands in the kitchen of his new restaurant "Gordon Ramsay at the London" at the London NYC Hotel in New York, November 16, 2006. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>