Monday, June 26, 2006

Anthony Bourdain: Back in Black

Now that Anthony Bourdain has a new book coming out, he drops in at Salon for this laugh-out-loud interview. It's worth the commercial they make you sit through.

After calling Rachael Ray a bobblehead, the interviewer asks Bourdain if he may revise his opinion of her:

Will we see you in a year saying, "Oh, I had drinks with Rachael Ray, and actually, she's all right"?

Yeah, right. "After the hot-tub incident, I've changed my mind." You know, listen, like I said, I could be wrong. Unlikely. But maybe she's nice to puppies.

Sure, sure -- you haven't seen her kicking any old people lately.

Actually, that would be cool. If I ever saw her getting trashed on Old Crow, pistol-whipping a vegan after a bar crawl, I would think, "That's an interesting woman. I would like to know her."

Go now.


Smapdi said...

I've had a non sexual crush on Tony Bourdain for years. His show is highly amusing and his utter disdain for most Food Network personalities is mostly on target.

Pooh said...

I love his shows, just wish they were on more often. I know he's married but when does he get to see his wife, he seems to travel alot. I would love to go with him, and drink and smoke cigs......

marygirl1 said...

Tony is stuck in the middle of the mess in Beirut. He is posting when he can over on egullet-sounds pretty dangerous-we all need to wish him a safe return

M. Alice said...

Love Bourdain. I miss his show on Food Network. The Travel Channel show is pretty good, all in all, but I've gotta FF through some crap. I don't care for his "poetry" too much; it seems forced, even though he fancies himself a writer. I like it best when he's just being an honest, flawed human being.