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Dec 11, 2007 06:24 AM

Happy F*&@$*# Holidays, Love Tony

So how did Anthony Bourdain go from junkie/chef to star chef to author to food/travel guy to general satirist on society? I don't know, but all I can say is THANK YOU! Who saw Bourdain's Holiday Special? Brilliant! I especially love his expose on humane foie gras, good on ya. And (since I'm an MSPer), loved the comment about eating the duck testicles. "Okay, here's the obligatory testicles-eating scene. How bizarre. How bizarre. I think I'll just shave my head and make a career of it." And I love the cooking in the kitchen segment. Not quite Rachel Ray, but I don't think Rachel usually has an open bottle of Heineken on her countertop. Go Tony!

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  1. I was skeptical at first, but in the end I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to see him actually cook--educational AND entertaining! If he had a 30 minute cooking show that was just like that in tone and execution, I'd totally watch. Loved the niece and nephew, and Queens of the Stone Age too.

    1. Didn't he go from Junkie Chef to Author then to TV?? He also wrote a mystery novel about a junkie/chef. I guess the he knew what he was talking about.

      I also saw and enjoyed the show - loved the niece & nephew!

      1. I saw promos for it and planned to DVD it and didn't. I hope they replay is soon, as I love Tony's attitude, and would give anything to be his travel companion on "No Reservations".

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        1. re: Kelli2006

          I wanted to update my post after I watched it last night.

          I thought it was hilarious with Tony's typical sarcastic remarks, the goth niece, the nephew with the foul mouth, the overly loud band, plus the mandatory caustic reference to Sandra Lee's tables-capes.

          Tony filmed my dream Christmas.

          BTW, I thought Tony was married.

          1. re: Kelli2006

            I know he has a new baby and a "life partner." Can't remember if status is wife or girlfriend.

            1. re: jennywinker

              According to wikipedia (so it must be true ;-) they got married shortly after the baby was born. She's a second wife, if you're reading his books randomly out of order like I am.

        2. Sorry I missed it, I'm a big Bourdain fan. What Chanel was it on? Was that the actual title? I'm checking for reruns on my Tivo as soon as I get home.

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          1. re: Kristine

            Travel Channel. It's on again Thursday at 9 Central

            1. re: amysuehere

              According to the TC website, it repeats on Monday at noon. Not Thursday at 10ET.


          2. jenny, was this on the Travel channel on Monday night in place of No Reservations? Would love to see it!

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            1. re: LindaWhit

              Yes, it aired at 10 p.m. EST last night on the Travel Channel.