NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 16: Gordon Ramsey attends the 26th Annual Webby Awards on May 16, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for The Webby Awards)
Gordon Ramsay's Bizarre Hot Ones Tactics Are Ones To Remember
By C.A. Pinkham
“Hot Ones” is the signature show on the YouTube channel “First We Feast,” where host Sean Evans interviews celebrities while the two of them eat increasingly spicy hot wings. Many celebrities have made an appearance on the show, and one of the most notable interviews was with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Plenty of "Hot Ones" guest stars have had difficulty with the especially spicy wings, but to date, only one has devolved into a swearing, gibbering mess: Chef Gordon Ramsay. To deal with the spice, Ramsay broke out a bag of tricks he'd brought from home, which included drinking a whole glass of Pepto Bismol and rubbing lime on his tongue.
Ramsay also pulled out some donuts on the theory that sweetness could counteract the heat, and he did a mouth rinse with straight lemon juice before hosing down the last wing with both lime and lemon. To his credit, even as he was in excruciating pain, Gordon Ramsay seemed to have fun with the whole experience, cracking jokes the entire time.