Chef Gordon Ramsay gives a Rochester hot sauce high praise on viral YouTube show

Chef Gordon Ramsay, the volatile chef known from shows such as Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, was his usual vitriolic self on Hot Ones, a YouTube talk show with “hot questions and even hotter wings.”

In the show, host Sean Evans grills celebrities like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kevin Hart and Natalie Portman as they suffer their way through a series of chicken wings coated with increasingly incendiary sauces. Ramsay’s episode was exceptionally profane and grew frenetic as the chef tried various remedies to counteract the heat — from cutting pieces of doughnuts to chugging a full glass of pink antacid to squirting his mouth with lemon and lime juice.

Hot Ones Los Calientes hot sauce is made by Karma Sauce in Rochester. (Photo: Provided by Karma Sauce)

But Ramsay paused the expletives long enough to put in some positive words for Hot Ones Los Calientes hot sauce, which is made by Karma Sauce in Rochester.

“That’s quite nice. I like that,” Ramsay said, 10 minutes into the interview. “It’s quite zesty.”

He noted that the sauce was fruity, but had a heat level with a noticeable effect. “It’s starting to move to the armpits. I’m sweating,” he observed.

Since the episode went online Jan. 24, it has had more than 20 million views.

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