Setting aside any cooking differences, the top three chefs in the UK (otherwise known as the culinary “three tenors”) have created a united front to expose cruel chicken farming practices and encourage consumers to make smart choices. Jaime Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will all promote organic, free range meat through January on UK’s Channel 4. From the article,
“Oliver will reveal to his guests some of the “hideous” ways chicken-related dishes make their way from farm to fork through a series of “shocking demonstrations”. To show the public “what happens to chickens that are sold for less than the price of a pint of beer”, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will set up his own intensive-rearing chicken farm near his home in Axminster, Devon. He will be shown breaking down in tears at the plight of the unnaturally large 39-day-old broiler chicks, crying: “I can’t kill another chicken.”
What about Ramsay? Well, as far as we can tell, he’ll be the host of a “Cook-Along” live special to encourage everyone to get into the kitchen at the same time. We’re sure there will be some organic promotions during this time — but it doesn’t appear as if the controversial chef will be doing nearly as much as Oliver or Whittingstall. As we’ve mentioned before, Ramsay has irked animal rights groups such as PETA for his use of certain animals in the kitchen; especially horse meat and duck liver. Let’s hope his efforts are as genuine as the others.
via the guardian