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Gordon Ramsay’s New Show Is Appropriately Called ‘The F-Word’

Plus, other food news to know today

Gordon Ramsay wearing a black shirt and black leather jacket. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage

• There’s somehow room for even more Gordon Ramsay on FOX. As previously announced, the shouty chef — who already stars in the network’s reality series MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, and Hell’s Kitchen — will soon premiere his live culinary competition called The F Word, based on a British series of the same name and conceit. The F Word — which this promo points out stands for “food,” not Ramsay’s favorite word, “fuck” — also boasts a “variety show” element, with Ramsay conducting interviews, appearing in field assignments, and presumably not yelling at people as much (it’s a family show). The F Word premieres May 31.

Roy Rogers, in addition to being a movie cowboy, was once the de facto fast-food joint at every New Jersey Turnpike rest stop. The cowboy-branded fried chicken chain closed most of its stores in the mid-’90s, but is now making a comeback.

• Chipotle is getting into the content creation game: The fast-casual chain debuted a six-episode web series for kids called RAD Lands, ostensibly aimed that stealthily teaching children about healthy food choices. Episodes feature hallmarks of kid’s shows — like animation and wacky costumes — plus cameos from chefs like Michael Voltaggio and Amanda Freitag, and musician Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips.

• The laboratory-esque equipment — chillers, sous vide machines, immersion circulators — that define many haute restaurant kitchens were likely provided by one Philip Preston, and now, the kitchen-gear innovator is pushing into the home-cooking market.

• Bad news for cattle ranchers: Americans are eating less beef these days, with consumption dropping a whopping 19 percent between 2005 and 2014.

• You can soon pre-order your Starbucks coffee by yelling at the Alexa inside your Ford motor vehicle, why not.

• You can also now voice-order Miller Lite via Amazon’s Alexa, sure.