Gordon Ramsay Attacks; Bush Fails Eaters

Gordon Ramsay lays into Marco Pierre White, Frank Bruni, and Big Macs in this wide-ranging interview, which ends with this complaint: “I’m being judged on my persona as opposed to my food, and you know what? Fuck it.” [The Independent]

Morgan Stanley and other firms won’t let their executives entertain clients or expense lunch at the Hawaiian Tropic Zone because it’s too much like a strip club. “We are a totally misunderstood restaurant,” claims the owner. [NYP]

Less than 10 percent of food imported to the U.S. is even examined by the FDA, which is “woefully understaffed and underfinanced” by the Bush administration. [NYT]

Who has the most restrictive, ideologically burdensome diet? Here are ten different varieties, from simple vegetarianism to the (made-up) “breatharianism.” [Chow]

Monday Room’s sommelier gives advice on how to enjoy the tiny, low-profile tasting room set inside of Public. [Gothamist]

Mother’s Day menus from all around the taste spectrum, and all around town. [Eat for Victory/VV]

Gael Greene readying her own blog, Insatiablecritic.com, which will include her best stuff from the seventies, previously unavailable online. [Eater]