It looks like Gordon Ramsay wants to give Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern a run for their money. The celebrity chef was recently spotted in Miami-Dade County where he reportedly hunted and killed three giant Burmese pythons, one of which he cooked and ate. Don't worry, it was all legal.
The South Florida Water Management District has granted access to government-owned land to professional hunters to begin knocking Burmese pythons out of the area, a known invasive species. For up to eight hours each day, the hunters can hunt and kill pythons, which, officials hope, will help curb invasion of pythons in the Everglades and also encourage the growth of indigenous flora and fauna in the area decimated by the pythons' presence.
Ramsay has made a career out of telling others what they have been doing wrong, and we've loved it every step of the way. While he isn't giving that up completely, he is hoping to make things more fun in the kitchen. His new FOX show "The F Word With Gordon Ramsay" is all about taking chances when it comes to cooking.
Network officials explain the show as exciting and fast-paced culinary competition:
"Based on his hit U.K. series of the same name, each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and good cooking with Ramsay's passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series."
In each live episode, foodie families from across the U.S. will battle it out in an intense, high-stakes cook-off. In addition to impressing Ramsay, each team must win over the hearts and taste buds of the diners, celebrities and VIP guests whom they're serving.
The chef was likely filming in Florida with a family slated to be on the show. Also on the trip was Jack, Gordon Ramsay's son.
Kyle Penniston, a professional python hunter, accompanied the Ramsays on their adventure and had one of his own when Gordon decided to cook one up using a portable grill:
"It was a blast hunting with the Ramsays and they were very respectful of what we are doing here in the Everglades, fighting these invasive predators to save the ecosystem. What an honor to have my first taste of python cooked by Chef Ramsay."