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Celebrity Chef Dishes On How He's Had Requests For Special Ingredient In Showbiz Circles

Chef Gordon Ramsay has cooked for some of the most wealthy and famous people in the world, and he says that there is one ingredient that is more commonplace than most folks might think. It may be illegal, but there are people, especially showbiz people, who demand it in their desserts. He says it's everywhere.

Gordon Ramsay recently revealed that cocaine is a key ingredient, and use is out of control. The Class A drug is everywhere, he says. He's been asked to sprinkle it on cakes and puddings, or to mix it with powdered sugar into frostings.

"I saw cocaine quite early on in my career. I've been served it. I've been given it," says Ramsay in a new ITV documentary, 'Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine'.

If a drug documentary seems like the Chef has stumbled into unfamiliar territory, you'd be wrong. He says that he's seen people sprinkling cocaine around like fairy dust in his time.

"I've had my hand shaken and left with little wraps of foil in it. I've been asked to dust cocaine on top of soufflés, to put it on as icing sugar… coke's everywhere. It's spiraling out of control," the chef complains.

Ramsay has also seen the drug devastate people, ruin careers and claim lives. Ramsay was devastated when David Dempsey, a protege and friend, died from a fall. Dempsey had a bad reaction to cocaine.

Now, the chef is determined to try and understand this serious addiction.

In the documentary, Ramsay examines the global impact the drug has. He even visits an anonymous coca farmer in Columbia. Ramsay is shocked as he watches the farmer process the drug with shocking ingredients, such as cement powder, sulphuric acid and battery acid. At one point, the drug is marinated in gasoline to help separate the cocaine from the plant leaves. The impoverished farmer then separates the cocaine liquid from the poisonous liquids by siphoning it using his mouth and a rubber hose.

"I'm appalled at what goes into it," notes Ramsay, saying he wishes he could bring people who brag about high-quality cocaine to the middle of the jungle to see the kinds of toxins blended into their drugs.

Ramsay reports that approximately 30 tons of the product are smuggled into England every year.

"I've cooked some serious s--t in my life but nothing quite on this level," the famous foul-mouth chef says, according to the Daily Mail.

The two-part documentary is Ramsay's attempt to shed light on the prevalence of cocaine in the restaurant industry. “I’ve wanted to understand the world of cocaine ever since I lost one of my chefs…and I wanted to learn why it’s becoming such an epidemic not just globally but specifically in the culinary world…. The documentary is gritty and shocking, but importantly an eye opener and hopefully a real education to all those in our industry and beyond,” he said about the project.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: ITV

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