Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay — who are arguably the two most famous chefs out of the UK — just can't stop fighting. The feud between the two stretches out over half of a decade, and if Oliver's most recent comments are any indication, it's not going to die down any time soon — or ever. Oliver — the school lunch crusader — told the Mirror over the weekend that Ramsay is "deeply jealous" of his success. He notes, "Gordon will do anything to try and take the piss out of me because he is deeply jealous and can't quite work out why I do what I do and why he can't do that." The chef adds, "He is too busy shouting and screaming and making our industry look like a bunch of shouters and screamers." Oliver is apparently now worth twice as much as Ramsay.
"He is too busy shouting and screaming and making our industry look like a bunch of shouters and screamers."
The insults are supposedly in retaliation to comments Ramsay made last year when Oliver didn't show up to the opening of his own restaurant in Hong Kong. Ramsay called out Oliver in an interview: "Two British chefs, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, rubbing shoulders together in Hong Kong. At least I'm here, I came to my opening, right? If you're going to open a restaurant in Hong Kong at least turn up."
The two chefs have been hurling insults at each other for years: The feud can be traced all the back to 2009 when Oliver publicly called out Ramsay for making remarks about the physical appearance of a female TV host. Ramsay then fired back calling Oliver a "one-pot wonder" and insulted his restaurants. Oliver then boldly declared that he preferred the cookbooks written by Ramsay's wife Tana, over those written by the chef. So brace: The shouty chef has yet to respond to Oliver's latest barb, but no there is no doubt that when he does, it will be biting.