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Feb 15, 2012 08:26 AM

Anthony Bourdain on getting food rec's

Has anyone seen this yet? I think this is pretty hilarious:


"Bourdain's slightly more rascally approach? Invoke "nerd fury." Hit up any message board with an active international or travel community, and rather than simply asking them for advice, outright lie to them.

Get online and write something along the lines of, "hey guys, I just had the absolute best chicken rice at [restaurant x] in Singapore, no questions asked, hands down, everything else pales in comparison," then sit back and enjoy the show as the internet foodie elite each jump into the fray to defend their own picks to the death. You'll get a much bigger response, more passionate praise, and it'll probably end up being a little fun to boot."

I bet this approach works quite well on CH.

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  1. CH tends to go towards the higher end restaurants so I'm not quite sure it would work for Singaporean street food, but I've seen it happen over restaurants like Eleven Madison Park.

    1. I read Serious Eats religiously, and that one made me laugh out loud.

      Of course it would work / does work here. Imagine someone posting here, "I just had the best tacos of my life at Temazcal, this awesome authentic Mexican place on the Waterfront"?