This is the headline which topped our Sunday paper on 13 February 2011.
Anthony Bourdain will be in Tallahassee and I didn't know it...until it was too late ! (pouting)
From Doug Blackburn’s article in the Tallahassee Democrat:
“Today he's no longer a professional chef. He's the host of the Travel Channel TV series "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," where he scours the planet for extreme eating adventures.
In the process he has become what he once despised: a star with seemingly no chops.
Except that the irony of it all is not lost on the 54-year-old Bourdain, which is why he continues to be the anti-Rachael Ray.
As cruel as he can be, sparing no one as he casts a sardonic eye on the world, he is equally unflinching when he looks in the mirror.
"Who's the ho now? Me. That's who," Bourdain writes in the opening chapter — appropriately titled "Selling Out" — of last year's follow-up to "Kitchen Confidential," "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook."”
The rest of Blackburn's article is HERE
Within miles of our home – this culinary bad boy will be speaking and we do not have a ticket. F@#k me through the heart ……..if I had known about this earlier, I would have been in line for a pair of tickets. This was the first event to be sold out in the FSU series, Seven Days of Opening Nights. That is not surprising.
My blog buddy Velva at Tomatoes on the Vine will be going. (I've already begged her to get a photo :-)
Here are some cool links for Bourdain fanciers:
This is an entertaining article about Bourdain as well as a saucy photo of him “wearing” a bone. Yes. Just a bone.
World Traveler, Author and Chef
The Travel Channel: No Reservations
Washington Post Review of Medium Raw
If anyone else has seen him in person at a reading or lecture, drop me a line please. Would love to know about your experience.