The reality TV star, chef, and aggressive Twitter user was accepting an award that recognizes British and American creativity and entrepreneurial talent when he shared the incident that led to his evaluation of the American palate.
According to the Daily Mail, Ramsay recounted that when he moved to the United States in 2004 he had lunch with a Los Angeles Times reporter. After the lunch, their server asked if they'd like their dishes to go.
“She boxed a Caesar salad," Ramsay told the audience. "And I said to her: ‘Do you have any idea how shit a Caesar salad tastes 24 hours later? What will you do with that f*cking thing?’ And she said, ‘I’m going to eat it.'
"'I said, 'But it's been dressed. We dressed it 20 minutes ago; it's sat there for 25 minutes. Why would you eat that?' She said, 'It's delicious.'