Hot-tempered, foul-mouthed British chef Gordon Ramsay isn’t one to keep his opinions to himself especially when it comes to his beloved food. Although immensely entertaining, sadly, some of the comments to his aspiring chefs on reality TV show, Hell’s Kitchen, are a little too colorful to print. Now this bastion of British cooking turns his attention to his colleagues. (Hide behind your saucepans, lads.)
In an interview with the BBC last week, Ramsay lamented: “Chefs should be fined if they haven’t got ingredients in season on their menu. I don’t want to see asparagus on in the middle of December. I don’t want to see strawberries from Kenya in the middle of March. I want to see it home-grown.” The TV chef believes banning out-of-season produce would cut back on carbon emissions from food imports and improve levels of cooking domestically. “There should be stringent laws, licensing laws, to make sure produce is only used in season and season only,” he says.
Details are as scant as Paris Hilton’s wardrobe, but the hotel heiress is helping bring clean drinking water to millions in need. Wearing nothing but gold spray paint, Paris can be seen crawling through the Mojave desert for Rich Prosecco — that’s her new line of champagne-in-a-can (classy, right?) — which promises to donate 20% of the proceeds of sales to organizations which help develop clean sources of drinking water. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Supermodels have come a long way since Linda Evangelista famously said she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day. From the old guard, some went on to host TV shows (Tyra, Heidi), others married movie stars (Christy, Cindy), others became embroiled in cocaine scandals (Kate), while others continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons (Naomi). But hey, at least they were colorful. In comparison, the new breed, lead by Gisele Bünchen seem, well, boring.
That is, with one notable exception. Liya Kebede shows us that real beauty comes from the heart.
Pamela Anderson believes in recycling… to you! Which is fine by me, since I love garage sales. Where else do you get to oogle other people’s junk on a Saturday morning; feel good about indulging in some neighborly recycling whilst smugly shunning the purchasing of yet more new stuff? One person’s junk is another’s treasure: like a “Back To The Future” VHS, some Prussian costume jewelry or a sock puppet — all for less than $10.
If you were in Malibu last weekend, I hope you happenstanced upon what was sure to be the mother of all garage sales — the one held by sitcom queen, Pamela Anderson.
Green, sustainable, organic. These words are no longer relegated to the lunatic fringe or the farmers markets. Each month, more and more mainstream (and edgy) publications are featuring socially conscious and eco-savvy stories. But how can you keep abreast of them all?
Luckily for you, G Living is on top of it. You may not have the time or the inclination to trawl through glossy magazines, ogling gorgeous organic fashions, alternative transportation or stunning off-the-grid architecture every month. But we live for this stuff. And we’ll begin our commitment to magazine green with one of our favorites – Wallpaper.
It’s ironic that the two people most likely to be chosen as fantasy stranded-on-a-desert-island partners have chosen each other. (Selfish sods.) According to Ahlan! Live.com, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have purchased their own private island with the world’s so-exclusive-it’s-eponymous address.
Situated off the cost of Dubai in the Arabian Sea, The World (as the island complex is called) is the brainchild of state-owned developers Nakheel. Consisting of over 300 hundred islands, it was formed using 90% reclaimed land and is fast becoming the “it” destination for the Robb Report set.
Actress Alicia Silverstone has done a complete turnaround from her days of acting an airhead to becoming someone we should all look up to. In case you’ve been living in a cave, Alicia’s a big supporter of PETA and a vegan.
Oh, and she’s in the middle of a scandal.
Unfortunately, her newest PETA ad has been banned in Houston, Texas — all because of her partial nudity in the 30 second clip. When I read that Comcast Spotlight (the advertising and sales division of Comcast Cable) pulled the commercial at the last minute, I was once again stunned by the ridiculously prude nature of our society.
It’s the human body, for goodness sake.
Let’s look back at some famous art in history. We have Dali, Donatello, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, to name a few — all of whom are world famous for their nude paintings and sculptures. Why is it when people look at their nude art, it’s seen as beauty and sensuality in natural form?
My name is Rory Freedman, and I’m a food addict. There. I’ve said it. Granted, I’m half-kidding. But only half.
A few months ago, I started to feel a little under the weather. And that pretty much never happens to me because I generally take such good care of myself. But I had a few nights that I didn’t get enough sleep, and a couple of days that I didn’t eat well and I smooched a boy I later found out was sick. I’m not blaming him if I was in my usual healthy state, it wouldn’t have mattered. I take full responsibility for having a compromised immune system. (But I do have to say: What kind of an asshole kisses a girl without telling her he’s sick?! Douche bag. Blah, blah, blahI was sick. I didn’t want to take antibiotics; I haven’t taken them in forev. But my body was taking a long time to get well. So I made the decision then and there to do a juice fast. When we eat, our bodies’ energy goes to work on the food, breaking it down and sorting it all out. When we don’t eat, our bodies energy goes to work on us, getting around to all the shit it stored while we were eating. A juice fast would keep me nourished and satisfied, but would allow my body to tackle whatever that dirty boy infected me with.
So I picked a date to start the fast. And then I moved it back. And I set another date. And moved it back. And again and again and again. I always had a good reason: I’m gonna be in a seminar this weekend. I won’t have access to fresh-squeezed juices. I’m gonna have so many leftovers from Thanksgiving. And those are my favorite foods. I have too much food in my fridge. I can’t stand to waste. I came up with so many excuses, that finally my reason was, I’m all better now. I don’t need to fast anymore.
VegNews, arguably the world’s most well known vegetarian magazine, recently named actress Natalie Portman their Favorite Vegan Personality of the year in their 2007 Veggie Awards. Not familiar with this honor? According to their article, “the VN editorial team spent all year scouting the best of the best of everything veg: restaurants, products, people, and companies, and as our year-end gift to you, we’ve compiled our top picks and packaged them up as the Veggie Awards.”
The magazine goes on to say that 10,000 people casted votes for the awards, which makes it “the world’s largest survey of all things veg.” Whether or not awards were handed out at a fancy vegetarian dinner is not known. To read the complete list of award winners, check out the current issue of VegNews or grab a cup of hot soy cocoa and click here.
On this edition of The Real G! Boise and Sarah talk to the up and coming hit writing band, Great Northern. They talk about their hit indie song, HOME and how they add little green touches to their lives.
What’s ratcheting up more celebrity column inches than all of Brit’s Starbucks visits combined? Gypsy 05. No, this isn’t North America’s answer to Shakira — it’s the Hollywood-based high-end T-shirt line that’s stylish, organic and on the backs of Tinseltown’s hottest celebrities. From Hayden to Halle, Tori to Teri, Angelina, Kristen to Christina, A-listers can’t get enough of brother and sister duo Osi & Doten Shoham’s, gorgeous fabrics and drool-worthy designs.