04 January 2009

Chef Anthony Bourdain


Few people get under my skin (Huell Howser is just a rube), but head cheese cheese head “Celebrity” chef Anthony Bourdain takes the crumb cake. He once called a dish he was judging on a cooking show “silly and pretentious,” It could have been the book title of his life story (look for it in the 25 cent bun bin at your local bookstore). Whatever food show he’s hosting, he somehow always manages to turn the show on himself, this coming from a guy who measures flour for a living. Somebody forgot to say “stop” when they were pouring him ego. He went to Japan for an episode (I was hoping the sashimi would bite back) and he picked up a Japanese comedy duo (you know it had to be the producer’s idea) who’s goofy antics you could see was driving him up the wall (he always looks buttered bothered as it is). Half way through the show the smiles went away and he looked like he wanted to bean them over the head with the plastic octopus hanging over the place selling squid.
Caramal Karma can be good like that.


5 comments:

  1. No love for Bourdain? awwww. I love to hate him. He's much more entertaining than half the other foodie show hosts. (Definitely Tom Colicchio is my favorite...hot stuff)

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  2. That's crazy talk, Tyler Florence can make my mashed potatoes anytime.

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  3. I completely agree with you. Hands down actually. The only reason why I watch is to see some footage of different locations, definetly not for his thoughts or comments.

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  4. If you want travel and food, Andrew Zimmern's show "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" is way better. Bourdain defends foie gras and specificly Hudson Valley that is the biggest producer of foie gras in the US, but Bourdain's head is so far up his ass, he can't be bothered with the truth.

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  5. Bourdain is an arrogant, pompous, self-aggrandizing jerk. He definitely thinks he is always the smartest guy in the room.

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