By Annie Barrett
January 29, 2009 at 07:22 PM EST

Fox has picked up a live special wherein typically curse-happy Hell’s Kitchen taskmaster Gordon Ramsay will show viewers how to make a three-course homemade meal. “My frustration is that most cooking shows don’t really cook,” Ramsay told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s nice to show the journey from live ingredient to [finished meal].” The one-off could air this spring or fall — if it works, it could spawn more specials, but a weekly series is unlikely. Ramsay’s U.K. version of the project, Cook Along, inspired thousands of viewers to host their own cooking parties.