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Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares Casting in Southern…

Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares Casting in Southern California

“Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant turn-around show Kitchen Nightmares is casting in Southern California, and they want your help finding restaurants that need Ramsay’s help. Casting directors are looking both for restaurateurs who are seeking Ramsay’s council and recommendations from members of the public who want to nominate a flailing eatery.

To qualify, restaurants must be at least a year old, seat at least 35 people, and not be a franchise or chain. The show is looking for restaurants all over SoCal.

If you own a restaurant and want to apply to be on the show, you can apply online, or email When emailing, include your name and contact info, the name of your restaurant and specialties, how many seats you have, and why you want Ramsay’s help.

To nominate a restaurant, you can use that same email address or call 310-313-9100. You also need to provide your contact info, as much info about the restaurant as you know (website, etc.) and the reasons you think it would be right for the show.”

The 20 most wasted foods in the country

We’re a nation of food wasters! Every day we throw away millions of tons worth of perfectly good food. We’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Love Food Hate Waste to show you which foods are most commonly wasted.

Take a look at the 20 most wasted foods in the country – do any of them ring a bell with you?

If you do happen to find yourself throwing any of these foods away, we’ve given you some handy tips/recipes for how to avoid doing this in the future.

A Spicy, Dicey, Mango Relish

I’m sure I’ve done at least 50 videos where I promise I’ll
show a side dish or technique seen therein at a future date. Of course, I
usually forget about it shortly thereafter, unless someone pokes me, but in the
case of this spicy mango relish, I actually reminded myself.

I found myself in possession of some nice, fat shrimp, which
I planned to spice up and sear simply (I promise to show that recipe at a
future date). I was thinking of topping with some kind of fresh salsa, when I
saw Michele had bought some mangoes for a lassi (I promise to show that recipe
at a future date).

As luck would have it, the mangoes were sitting near a can of
coconut milk, and I remembered the rice pudding video, and the diced mango
technique I had so casually promised. The rest of the story is kind of

This mango relish is wonderfully versatile and infinitely
adaptable. It might be at its best simply enjoyed with tortilla chips, but a
close second would be as I used it here, to dress some kind of spicy meat. It
was crazy good on these shrimp. Promise me you will give it a try soon…or at a
future date. Enjoy!

Ingredients for about 3/4 cup Mango Relish:
1 mango, prepped as shown
2 tsp chopped cilantro
2 tsp sambal chili sauce, or other type of fresh or jarred
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
big pinch of salt
Please Note: everything here is “to taste.”