Gordon Ramsay loves curse words like a dog loves a bone, but anyone who’s watched MasterChef and MasterChef Junior knows that the food media star adopts a much softer tone when he’s talking to children as opposed to adults. Part of MasterChef Junior’s strange appeal is seeing the F-bomb archer turn into a cuddly pep-talker when something goes awry in the kiddie kitchen. You’d think Ramsay would apply this same logic to his own children’s cooking, but the chef’s 15-year-old daughter Tilly tells a slightly different story.
During a recent visit to UK chat show This Morning on Monday, Tilly explained: “He’s a really fussy eater... Well, with my food. He’s really tough on me. He definitely is.” She also said that her style of cooking is “a lot easier than his” because “if you don’t have one of the ingredients, it’s not a big deal.” Later in the segment, Gordon showed his soft side in a video message to his daughter: “Hi Tills, it’s your favorite chef here. Good luck. Don’t burn anything. And remember, you learned everything from me!” Tilly was quick to point out that she learned a lot from her mom too, remarking: “It’s not just him. He likes to think it is.”
15-year-old Tilly is the star of the CBBC program Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch, which chronicles the meals that she cooks for her family while they’re traveling.