I hate watching the food channel since theyve taken off the quality chefs and replaced it with shit shows from amatuers who will work for scale rather then going for qualiity. Bourdain I've always dug Bourdain. But the thing he lacks on his show is the making of food. He discusses it briefly but does a lot of history of foods and their origins while visiting exotic places and he glances over the preparatioin as other people make it but kinda focuses on the commaraderie of a meal. Ramsay Gets in there manly style. F-this, f-that, bullocks, the preparation is the most important part. If you can't stand the heat, and your not willing to learn and adapt, get the fuck out. But i'm totally digging Ramsey. The only thing i knew about the guy was "Hell's Kitchen". Which i really couldnt take much of. But ive been watching his other shows on the BBC and Fox, "Kitchen Nightmares" and "F Word". Flay Boy meets grill. This guy is a beast indoors and outdoors. But he takes a lot of shit from other chefs for being commercial. Restaurants in LA, and Vegas on the strips. But he's a killer chef. Who would win the big throwdown. They can't put these guys in the same room since all of them are owned by different networks. But I thoroughly enjoy watching these shows on the tele. It's just some of the better programming on during the strike that isnt a drama.