I’m spending a lovely evening after coming back from Ikea (helping my sister Sarah buy stuff for her new house after chucking out all her old stuff along with her ex very unfaithful husband!) and I’m drinking a fine Chablis while watching Gordon Ramsey’s “Cookalong” alongside Gary Vay.Ner.Chuk’s wonderful online show.
For Gary Vee, it’s a Tesco Chablis “appellation controllee” and nothing on the label but when you go round the back you see “Produced & Bottled by Union Des Vitculteurs de Chablis, BD Pasteur8, 89800, Chablis, France”
So I think it’s real and a collaborative effort, but very palatable and presumably very affordable by Tescos.
I haven’t had to “cookalong” with Gordon, because Steve made one of his more “naughty” dinners, involving pasta, onions, polish lardons, mushrooms, the said Chablis, lots of calories…..tasty but hey, not helping the “get slim before the secret holiday” campaign.
I would be as thin as Cheryl Cole if I didn’t love life, love, food & wine so much. Sigh.
I know I shouldn’t be watching Gordon after he’s screwed up so badly (sic) but hey, he’s good tv and I’m not married to him. Tana has decided to stay and “stand by her man” (too much to lose, I don’t think so as her Dad is Gordons’ business partner, but Gordon is an alpha male par excellence).
Cheryl Cole stayed by her man too, even though she was a successful pop star in “Girls Aloud” and could have left, but somehow her staying, made all those other women who did the same, love her.
And those who wouldn’t have, too.
Back to Gordon Ramsay…….Late night, if you met him in a hotel, and he fancied you…..how could you resist?
Especially if you were lonely and starving – he had a bottle of chilled Chablis and offered to knock up a stir fry in his room via a plug-in wok? Don’t larf, I’ve been there!
Gary Vee will hopefully avoid the trap of money, celebrity, travel, hotel rooms and women but hey, he’s so good at “social networking” as he is (and he IS my hero on this front) AND he’s only a man after all.
And the women he will meet are only women after all. Hungry ones. Thirsty ones. For all sorts of reasons.
So, what should we all keep in mind when away at cooking/business/internet marketing conferences?
We need to remember how much we love those who are at home, getting on with the day to day stuff. The kids, the wives, the husbands, the partners, the business partners.
The one’s who make it all possible.
Gary Vee projects authenticity (love his take on Britney twittering), and he seems to be in love, and a great bloke, but the best live performers are often riddled with self doubt, insecurity, and loneliness, and can’t cope with the empty lonely hungry hotel rooms which is where it all goes “tits up”
Gary, take your love on tour with you, and when you have kids, stop going for a while, ok?