"Geriatric" chef takes on Gordon Ramsay online

Thu Nov 6, 2008 12:12am EST
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - An 81-year-old British man, who found Internet fame with his video blog "geriatric1927," is competing online against celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay with his Web demonstration of how to cook a microwave meal.

Two weeks ago Ramsay, who has won Michelin stars and boasts top restaurants across the world, posted a short video on YouTube inviting people to appear on his new "Cookalong Live" TV show.

That inspired Peter Oakley to serve up a jokey reply titled "Response to Cookalong the Geriatric Way" (here).

In the video he tells viewers how to make "a most delightful chicken casserole" while swigging on a glass of white wine and popping a ready-prepared meal into the microwave.

"It's most important that you time it right because soggy vegetables are just the pits. Nobody likes soggy vegetables," he tells viewers.

Like his previous entries, it has proved a hit with YouTube fans. His entry has been viewed 68,274 times, almost as many as Ramsay's original which has amassed 70,266 hits.

"This is my kind of cooking ... none of this ramsey (sic) and (Jamie) oliver rubbish," wrote one commentator.

(Reporting by Michael Holden)

<p>British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay gives an interview as he 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>