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A nice little interview with Anthony Bourdain

ipsedixit Jan 20, 2009 08:11 PM

See here: http://dcist.com/2009/01/chewing_the_...

I love how he disses Alice Waters ... "Alice Waters annoys the living shit out of me."


  1. enbell Jan 20, 2009 09:02 PM

    Thank you for the link. A question for you: Is the Spain show as bad as he says?
    And while he can use hyperbole ex:
    There's something very Khmer Rouge about Alice Waters that has become unrealistic.
    The foundation for his opinion makes sense to me.

    4 Replies
    1. re: enbell
      ipsedixit Jan 20, 2009 09:06 PM

      I don't watch Spain as I find Bittman to be insufferable.

      1. re: ipsedixit
        Caroline1 Jan 20, 2009 11:45 PM

        Then I'll answer for you. No. The Spain show is not as bad as Bourdain says. IT'S WORSE...!!!

      2. re: enbell
        KTinNYC Jan 21, 2009 06:19 AM

        I thought the Spain show was a pleasant little travelogue nothing more nothing less.

        1. re: enbell
          bkhuna Jan 21, 2009 01:13 PM

          Spain...On the Road Again was a long winded infomercial for Mercedes-Benz that featured the insufferably mundane "Gwennie" Paltrow.

          I still haven't been able to get the stink out of the media room ...

        2. steve h. Jan 21, 2009 01:28 PM

          tony should consider doing a serious interview with jeremiah tower (is he still alive?). a verbal history of california cuisine before it became california cuisine would be a hoot. i suspect the two could spend hours "dishing" on alice.

          re: batali and the spain show. i think tony is suffering from a bit of envy. i'm not sure current financial conditions would/could allow a sequel. if money could be found, i'm sure tony would love to be a part.

          just my $0.02.

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            jwk2 Jan 22, 2009 12:03 PM

            Good stuff. Thanks for posting. I saw Bourdain speak in Philly on a book tour a couple of years ago. In the realm of celebrity TV chefs, he comes across as one of the most genuine.

            As far as Spain goes, I would have to agree with Tony and most of the other posters. My theory is that they use VERY small cameras and everyone just forgets that they're making a television show.

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              berkleybabe Jan 23, 2009 08:45 AM

              Thanks for the link--he's always been an interesting guy. I like that he admits his life and outlook has changed after fatherhood and traveling ---still smart, but lowering the snark percentage. Good interview. And I agree, the Spain show was awful...

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