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ChefPapaloma Jun 3, 2008 10:58 AM

dose anyone know if there will be a new season? AND if so, dose anyone know where he will be going. AND for the sake of conversation what countrie would you guys like to see bourdain go to? for me i would really like to see him go to some middle eastern countries like iran and i would also like to see places like the czech repub.and norway

  1. Mattkn Jun 5, 2008 10:58 PM

    Well, as it happens I ran into Bourdain in Amarillo of all places. On my way back from Santa fe on Sunday, my mother always insists that we stop at The Big Texan. Yeah, mediocre steaks, but they have a gimmick of eat a 72oz steak in an hour and it's free. So, we walk in and Bourdain and his cohort are sitting on the stage. I was so close that I could have spit on him. For the first time I got all giggly and star struck. It was ridiculous. I could barely order or eat that crappy salad they serve with the meal. The camera guy said they were doing a segment on the southwest and it would air in 3-6 months. By the way, he was charming...taking pictures, autographs, etc. He actually bumped into my mom's chair and said, "pardon me." *SWOON*

    1. applehome Jun 3, 2008 08:29 PM

      He'll be in Spain.

      http://blog.ruhlman.com/ruhlmancom/20...

      1. dagoose Jun 3, 2008 01:05 PM

        Hey, if you look on his blog (on the travel channel website) they he talks about where all he is going. I don't remember all of them off the top of my head. I know he does Laos and Uruguay, and maybe colombia? Also he goes to Saudi Arabia with the winner of the Fan contest.

        As for where I would want to see him go--I'm pretty psyched for uruguay after having lived there...I can't imagine what he might like...other than just being impressed with how awful/unhealthful a lot of it is...

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          southernitalian Jun 3, 2008 01:27 PM

          Where did you see that about Saudi Arabia and Uruguay? I just went to the TC site and can't find anything except (among other old news) a bio about Anthony that says he was born in NYC. Any Bourdain-obessed chowhound worth her salt knows he was born in Leonia, NJ. Close, but not NYC.

          1. re: southernitalian
            dagoose Jun 3, 2008 03:41 PM

            Mmmmm... I know the SA one because that was the winner of the fanatic. http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain/ci.Danya%27s_Journal.show?vgnextfmt=show

            The uruguay one he mentions here: http://anthony-bourdain-blog.travelch...

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            Phaedrus Jun 3, 2008 01:27 PM

            Maybe I am being a pain, but I like to compare Bourdain and Zimmern's coverage of the same places. I like Bourdain's take because he is less by the book and his spiel sounds less like a chamber of commerce script. He is also a lot more sarcastic.

            other than that, I would favor El Salvador/Honduras, more Brasil, more China, this time go to Mongolia, and to Fukien. Portugal, Sicily, Marseille, Yorkshire, Glasgow, etc.

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              Papuli Jun 3, 2008 04:19 PM

              He went to Sicily! In his No Reservations book, he discusses how it wasn't one of his favorites. But that seemed to have more to do with where his fixers/producers took his than a lack of affection for the island itself. I think it pissed him off that he had to eat a sandwich with a politician.

              1. re: Papuli
                Phaedrus Jun 3, 2008 04:50 PM

                Oh, that one. I forgot. I have been reading the Inspector Montalbano mystery series and they go into a whole orgasmic description of the foods in Sicily. I'd like to see Bourdain get into the whole mafia connection along with the food.

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                  Nettie Jun 3, 2008 06:16 PM

                  Have you read Mary Simeti Taylor's _Pomp and Sustenance_? She gives a very detailed history of Sicilian food along with a few recipes.

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                    Phaedrus Jun 3, 2008 06:28 PM

                    No, but it looks like I will soon. Hello Powell's. And thanks.

                    Holy crap, its out of print and Amazon has a used one listed for $115! Looks like I need to dig.

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                      Nettie Jun 3, 2008 08:44 PM

                      Sorry, I had no idea--I got this a couple of years ago for $20 and I had no idea it was now so expensive. Alibris has it in softcover for $98 :^)

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                        alkapal Jun 5, 2008 09:40 PM

                        here is one for 40 bucks: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Searc...

                      2. re: Phaedrus
                        PorkButt Jun 5, 2008 10:24 PM

                        Check your local libraries, I did a quick search and found two copies in my town.

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