GORDON Ramsay has admitted getting high while filming his latest show — after he sampled the addictive betel nut in a market.
The nut is used as a stimulant across much of Asia and is chewed by people in search of a cheap high.
Gordon Ramsay has told how he got high from sampling an exotic nut at a market in Laos[/caption]
Gordon, 52, tried it in a market in Laos while filming new National Geographic series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted. The dad of five said the experience was “a little bit bizarre”.
The celebrity chef also ate guinea pig and water bugs — but said they will not be appearing on his menus.
He said: “I won’t be putting guinea pig on the menu that’s for sure.
“And I’m not too sure how well the blown-up small intestines of the seal would go down for Sunday lunch at the Savoy Grill.
He tried the Betel nut which is popular for providing a ‘quick, cheap high’ but is known to sometimes cause tremors, dizziness and even psychosis[/caption]
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“Ask me that question next week when there’s a riot outside the hotel.”
Betel chewing is not only addictive — it can also lead to tremors, dizziness and even psychosis.
It gives a buzz equivalent to drinking six cups of coffee but users are at much greater risk of oral cancers.
Gordon Ramsay is starring in a new TV show in which he tries obscure food from around the globe[/caption]
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