The battle of culinary Brits has come to an end, at least for one party.
Jamie Oliver is washing his hands of his eight year long feud with fellow chef Gordon Ramsay. “Gordon has been fairly horrible to me over the years and I did used to bite. Now I just shut up and take it. A bit of drama is always good for some PR,” Oliver told Woman’s Day.
The pair cooked up a rivalry in 2009 after “The Naked Chef” took exception to disparaging comments Ramsay made about the physical appearance of an Australian TV personality. “It’s never good to criticize a woman, especially when they’re loved by their country and you do it on national television,” Oliver shunned.
Oliver’s criticism elicited a retort from the “Hell’s Kitchen” star in which Ramsay called him a “one-pot wonder.”
Their rivalry continued for years with the pair throwing everything but the kitchen sink at each other. Ramsay complained about the food at Oliver’s restaurant and Oliver called Ramsay “deeply jealous.”
But Oliver, 41, said he is too old these days to engage in such childish behaviour with his colleague Ramsay, 50. “Our kids are around the same age and they don’t need to see their dads slagging each other off. It’s pathetic,” Oliver told the publication.