Earlier this week, Gordon Ramsay participated in an epic cook-off, and although that’s a pretty standard occurrence for the world-renowned TV chef, this particular competition was a little different. Instead of facing another professional cook, he went head-to-head with his best friend, the equally competitive David Beckham. During this week’s episode of The F Word, Beckham came to Ramsay’s kitchen, and the two competed to see who could make the best risotto. As you would expect from two men who have been at the top of their fields, the competition was fierce.
From the moment the cook-off officially began, the two besties trolled one another non-stop, trying to get the other to screw up their dish. Ramsay kept asking Beckham questions, which prompted the footballer to ask exasperatedly, "Are we going to talk all the way through this?" To that, Ramsay responded, "The idea is to talk as much as I can to put you off, hoping that your slip up, burn something, and I sneak in from behind and win." Chef Ramsay also tried intimidating his friend with loud but impressive knife skills, while Beckham dished out a low blow saying that his wife Victoria Beckham complained that the fish Gordon prepared for her last week was undercooked. These guys are cut throat.
Though we thought David Beckham had extremely questionable taste in food — remember his beyond-strange birthday dinner of choice back in May? — the mushroom, asparagus, and pea risotto he prepared during the competition actually looked quite tasty. On the other hand, since we're always impressed with Gordon's cooking, we weren't surprised to find ourselves drooling all over the place when we saw his risotto made with grilled corn and Dungeness crab.
In the end, both dishes looked amazing, and we kind of don't even care who actually ended up victorious. Let's face it, with a video of two of our fave celebs talking crap to one another in charming British accents, we're all winners.