It's great to see two pinnacles of 2011 relevance like Gordon Ramsay and Playboy* Magazine** get together. Gordo says "fuck." A bunch. One particular treat is the rumination of chef-as-global-brand:
RAMSAY: I’ve been listening to that shit for the past 30 years. If you buy an Armani suit, you don’t ask if Giorgio stitched it himself. Did Hugo Boss personally make that T-shirt? When I bought my Ferrari 458, I didn’t ask Enzo to put the fucking wheels on so I can go 222 miles an hour. No way. Give me a fucking break.
Um. Yeah. I guess that means that Gordo is not personally soldering those deep fryers, either.
*The website is eager to tell you that the issue where the Ramsay interview appears is a special "retro" issue, with a "retro" price of sixty cents. Woof.
**On the other hand, every issue of Playboy ever on your iPad is cool, esp if maybe you have a youngster you want to teach what pubic hair was.