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No Reservations
In between packing, exercise and ubdoing exercise with pizza, I've been waching the Travel Channel's No Reserverations Labor Day Marathon (all caps). No Reservations is Anthony Bourdain's food show. He travels the world, like everone else, and eats all the local favorites, like everyone else.

I think I've discovered a few things that I really like about Bourdain that none of the other travel people do.

  1. He actually enjoys the crazy loval food, like pickeled rattle snake whiskey - whiskey where they keep a dead rattlesnake in the jar with the whiskey.
  2. He hates having to go to established restaurants.

For the first, he went for seconds on the whiskey.

For the second, he truly prefers to et at the random side stands and dark aley bistros that most other people avoid. He is usually snarky, insulting and pissy in "real" restaurants but he smiles and laughs when he's eating at the little food stands or dives. All of the other travelers? They're releived to eat at the established places.

I think its for the latter that I rather like Bourdain more than any other of the wandering foodie shows. He is gleeful to eat at the small places.
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eating_dust From: eating_dust Date: September 3rd, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nodsnods* He is awesome (and for some reason that makes him sexy as hell too)!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 3rd, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that he's such a jerk to most of the crappy Food Network stars, like Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay. :)

I hate Bobby Flay. Disrespectful jerk.
eating_dust From: eating_dust Date: September 3rd, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rachel Ray looks like Batman's Joker. Freaks me out. Bobby Flay is just a chode.

Anthony on the other hand.... *nods* Yes. Please.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: September 3rd, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

My man crush!

About time you catch on!

If you can catch A Cook's Tour, his Food Network show from back before he burned all those bridges to the ground, it's also well worth watching.

<3 Bourdain. A Jersey boy raised on Tintin. His autographed copy of The Nasty Bits has a proud spot on my bookshelf, next to the Tintin.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: September 3rd, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: My man crush!

Oh, and even though he hasn't cooked there in years, Les Halles is well worth hitting when in NYC.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 3rd, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: My man crush!

I only recently became acquainted with his show. You should have mentioned it sooner! I've been going on and on about all the food TV I watch. :)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: September 3rd, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: My man crush!

But I've posted and posted about him. I can't find it quickly (doing work), but I remember having a whole long conversation in comments with skagirlie about the man. jenniever got us tickets to meet him (and Mario Batalie and Buford (but I only cared about Bourdain)) back when we were dating.

The television's great, but the books are awesome as well. Kitchen Confidential is a must read, it's what put him on the map.
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