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Hi, this is my life. I love cooking.
They smell amazing. My dad's a chef.
But I think I'm already better than him.
My name is Matilda Ramsay,
but people usually call me Tilly.
Meet my embarrassing family.
Mum. She wears the trousers
and is the only one Dad's afraid of.
I'm loving the hair.
Big sister, Megan. She's all grown up
now and crazy to get on with life.
Jack. He's so good at sport,
he's going to be playing for Britain soon.
This is Holly.
She is determined to be the greatest
fashion designer of her generation.
Even though he's hard on the outside,
he's soft and mushy on the inside.
-And he's quite a good cook, too.
-Excuse me, how about very?
When you're the youngest, you have to fight to get noticed.
So that's why I love to cook up a storm.
This is my world.
Tilly, give me a kiss, please. A nice one.
I'm writing my name on the suitcase because then I know I'm the best.
This summer we're going to Los Angeles and I've decided to
write a blog about America, my crazy family and my cooking.
Today, I'll be doing a fantastic welcome to America meal.
I love the summer,
as it's when we get to spend most time together as a family.
My new wet suit.
Which explains why my brother, sisters and me
can't wait for school to finish.
Sadly, Mum's a bit of a sergeant major when it comes to packing.
Please don't pack everything, we just need stuff for summer.
What have you done here? What on earth is going is going on?
My dad's a famous chef. Most people think he's really scary.
Check out the shades, baby.
But he's a nonstop joker at home.
The trouble is, Dad works away from home a lot.
Matilda, I'm shy, put it down.
So it's going to be great spending the summer with the whole
I can't wait to get to Los Angeles, cos it's glitzy, glamorous,
has loads of brilliant beaches, great sport and amazing food.
The big question when you arrive on holidays is always...
He's just an insane child.
-Megan! What's the number for emergencies in America?
Let's call it now.
Please don't try this at home.
It's our first day in America.
So we're hitting the Hollywood Hills to get over our jet lag
and see the famous sign.
-Tilly, what do you think?
-I love it.
Right, let's go, selfie. Jump in.
Everyone in our family is mad about doing selfies. I love them.
He's so weird and annoying. Everything a dad should be.
-They're always this daft.
-1, 2, 3.
He always tries to get into every photograph.
Oh. I got it.
Guys, seriously, watch out for the snakes.
I really want to see one, they're so cool.
Jack absolutely loves snakes so he's always on the lookout for them.
The hot spring and summer months in LA are rattlesnake season.
It's when they come out into the open,
so you have to watch out because rattlesnakes are really poisonous.
No snakes this morning for Jack.
Madam, would you mind taking a picture please?
-Of course Dad always tries to scare us.
-Dad, shut up.
This is normal. Megan is the only sane person in this family.
Yes, I am.
After working up an appetite, I'm heading back to hit the stove
and cook up a special celebration meal for everyone.
Every time we come to Los Angeles, the first meal
we have is my American burgers, smoky LA fries and amazing whoopies.
It's a Ramsay tradition and I love traditions like this.
This is my beef mince and I'm going to start
by adding in garlic powder, but you can use fresh garlic as well.
Real burgers are very easy to make.
Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce,
they're just a bit of a mixing job, really.
This is the fun bit.
I always like getting my hands dirty.
It feels really strange,
it feels a bit like putty.
If you're taking over the kitchen,
don't forget, your grown-ups like you to ask them first.
The biggest fan of burgers in our family is Jack.
He is a bit of a carnivore.
This is where the great secret comes in.
You get a lump of it and you roll it into a ball,
you grab a block of cheese and you just make a hole in the middle.
You hide it in and just put the burger over the top, so nobody knows
until they cut into their burger and they're like, "Oh, wow, some cheese."
It's clever, isn't it?
I like having recipes with a twist to them
cos it's different to everyday, it's more fun.
Then just pop in the oven for about 20 minutes and remember,
you always have to clean your hands after making stuff with raw meat.
Whilst I cook dinner,
Jack, Megan and Holly can't resist hitting the sights.
Los Angeles is a massive city.
It's the second biggest in America and has some amazing places to see.
The guys are visiting the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Welcome to Hollywood, you have arrived. Any language?
HE SPEAKS CHINESE
HE SPEAKS JAPANESE
HE SPEAKS FRENCH
'If you work in the entertainment industry and you make it big,
'you get a star.'
-It's Snow White, Jack's favourite film.
-My favourite film.
'There are more than 2,500 stars on the Walk of Fame.
'It's nearly one and a half miles long and it's growing all the time.'
Oh, Penelope Cruz.
'About 20 new stars are added every year.'
It's a really iconic place.
There is just so many famous names everywhere.
It's on that street as well, it's crazy.
'It's not just for famous people either.
'If you do great work behind the scenes, you get a star too.
'Fictional characters, like Mickey Mouse, also have stars.'
-Winnie the Pooh.
-I love these ones.
Now it's time to get the burgers out, and they smell amazing.
You have to get some tomato. Then you put some pickle on.
Then, this is my favourite part, the frilly lettuce cos it really
makes the burger look like it's wearing a dress or a skirt.
We all love delicious sauces on our burgers.
This is a mayonnaise and pesto. Everyone loves ketchup though.
I'm just taking some pictures,
for my blog, of my American burgers.
I like to send them back
to my friends in Britain cos then
they can see what I'm up to.
It's just a good way to keep everyone involved.
The Walk of Fame is full of stars on the pavement,
and real-life characters too.
It's definitely a great way to start off your trip.
You get in the mood of LA and Hollywood and everything.
I'm honoured to receive this award.
On behalf of everyone, thank you so much. Here's to another 50 seasons.
I think we need a few Ramsays on the walk of fame, you know?
-Obviously Jack Ramsay.
-'Not just Jack.'
'Megan, Holly and I should get a star too.
As the guys head home, I'm doing what I love best -
working my magic in the kitchen.
These are my smoky LA fries.
You've got to have them with your burgers.
You have to peel and chop the
potatoes then put them onto your tray.
I really like fries.
But not only potato fries, I like sweet potato fries as well.
And they're much easier than people think.
Sprinkle some oil over them, enough that would coat them all.
A pinch of salt and pepper.
This is the secret ingredient to make them nice and smoky -
smoked paprika It gives them more of a flavour and a colour.
You want them to be evenly coated. Then just wash your hands.
Put them in the oven for about 40 to 50 minutes,
but it really depends on the thickness.
I can tell they're going to be amazing
and they're going to smell good, too.
Back from the walk of fame, Megan and Holly are hanging out.
And Jack is doing me a favour - loading pictures for my blog.
And I'm carrying on cooking.
I really do like having my food served well.
I try to make it look clever, rather than posh.
Now I'm just going to take some photos for my blog.
I always want my food to be the best
because, like everyone in my family, I'm pretty competitive.
Especially with Dad about who's the top chef.
My dad's food is OK, it's not as good as mine.
Tilly is better at all the messy, fun food.
My food is a bit more fun, a bit more easy going.
My dad's food is very posh and perfect.
One last thing to do for our
celebration meal, our favourite treat.
My brother, Jack, is a bit of a practical joker,
so he loves whoopee cushions.
But my favourite things are whoopie pies.
These are my Ramsay whoopies.
First, I'm going to start by putting my butter in.
I'm beginning by making a really easy cookie dough.
Mix butter and brown sugar and cream them together.
Then, add vanilla extract, an egg and melted chocolate.
I really like chocolate, probably not as much as my brothers
and sisters though.
It's really sticky and hard and it's in my eyes.
Next, tip in cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and chocolate chips.
These are always my favourite cos I love milk chocolate
and white chocolate. Then slowly add them in, it smells amazing.
Cookie dough mixed, now simply wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge.
Once the cookie dough is firm, cut, ready to bake.
-Jack, what are you doing?
-That's delicious, good luck.
See you soon.
They're going in for 20-30 to minutes.
When the cookies are done, leave them to cool, but keep them safe.
No, Dad, no, you can't eat it, I've got just enough to make
it into sandwiches.
Right, Jack, get a leg, hold her upside down.
Hit her on the back, 1, 2, 3.
Are the hiccups gone yet? Look behind you. Oh, Jesus.
I did check up on her, she tripped up.
Get rid of your family and add the ice cream filling.
Right, that's it. They look really nice.
Then gently put them on the tray.
I'm taking these pictures again.
Time for dinner. I hope everyone likes it.
Who's ready for their burgers?
-Dad always checks his food.
Yay, fries. Tilly, the inside on these burgers look incredible.
-Look how juicy that is, get in there, my son.
I'm getting excited and nervous.
Excited they taste good, nervous I'm out of a job.
-Marks out of ten for the burger.
-(Don't go straight to nine.)
-Megan's going to stick with dad.
Oh, come on.
-Who's excited for dessert?
-Ramsay whoopie pies, right?
-These are seriously an LA treat, aren't they?
-Can we have a vote?
Who would like Tilly to keep cooking across the holidays.
After cooking, I love have a serious foodie chat with my dad,
to get his advice. He can be helpful, sometimes.
How you feeling?
-Yeah, I'm still a bit jet-lagged.
Do you know, in a chef's world,
when you get home and you feel tired, that means that you've worked hard.
-Did you like the burgers?
-I loved the burgers.
I've got some pictures of them when they were first done.
If you want to make it a little bit lighter,
you could puree onions, carrots and run them through there.
Those burgers were good and do you know what?
The exciting part was that fresh lettuce in there as well.
-Oh, yeah, I liked that.
-And the fries, I loved those fries.
-Desserts, they were delicious.
-Did you like those?
-Yeah, I did.
-Good job, chef.
-Let's go, let's go.
-What about some hot chocolate?
-Good night, everyone.
Goodnight Jack. Jack? Jack?
Jack! It's bedtime, stop looking for snakes, come on.
It's 2 O'Clock in the morning, what's the matter with you?
Sweet LA Dreams.