Gordon Ramsay Cook Along Live is a cookery show produced in United Kingdom, aired by channel 4 and hosted by chef Gordon Ramsay. The show aired every week showcased Gordon Ramsay Cook Along Live recipes to make three course meal. It ended on the 12th of December 2008.
Originally meant to be a one-off episode, Gordon Ramsay Cook along Live Channel 4 began on 24th October being commissioned as a full series till late 2008. The show episode started off with a promotion showcasing Channel 4 shows and featuring Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver along with Gordon Ramsay on another television show called The Big Food Fight in January 2008. The show, a live telecast had Ramsay inviting the audience across the whole nation to join him and make a three course meal to serve four in less than 60 minutes. The instructions and ingredients of Gordon Ramsay Cook Along Live recipes could be seen at the official site to enable the viewers to get ready for the telecast in their homes.
Format of the show
The show got developed to constitute a seven episode series during the autumn of 2008 beginning from 24th of October 2008. The show had Ramsay prepare a theme-based menu every week including a curry night and a 1970s theme.
Noteworthy Episodes and Gordon Ramsay Cook Along Live recipes
Special episodes of the show featured guests such as
Patsy Kensit with recipes including - Salmon en croute, Warm goat's cheese salad, ginger crumble and Rhubarb
Johnny Vegas with the theme being credit crunch-proof meal for under a tenner
James Corden with Chinese recipes- stir-fried beef with peppers, egg noodles, sour prawn soup and hot bananas.
Amanda Holden with Gordon Ramsay Cook Along Live recipes Quick Tiramisu, Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Steak Diane.
Gordon Ramsay Cook Along Live was made in an American version with the same name, and again with Ramsay as the host telecast over the Fox network with a one-hour exclusive episode on the 15th of December, 2009. The show featured illustrious Guests such as Whoopi Goldberg, Alyson Hannigan, Leann Rimes and Cedric along with home cooks connected live through Skype. The US version of the show premiere was a twin of the third episode of the actual British series.
For telecast over Swedish television, the cookery show was approved by Optomen and One Potato Two Potato retaining the original cook along format called Tina's Cook Along with Tina Nordström as its host, premiering in September 2009.