A round-up on celebrity news... Anthony Bourdain got roasted at the New York Food and Wine Festival this week and according to a tweet by Andrew Zimmern, at one point Bourdain was sporting a Guy Fieri-esque wig. David Chang made the list for 40 Under 40 at Fortune. The 35-year-old recently expand ... More >>
Mario Batali doesn't like it when people yell in his kitchen: "One of the big rules for our kitchens is that if you're not close enough to be able to touch me, you can't talk to me." [New York Times] Obama supporter Marcus Samuelsson is hanging with Arianna Huffington at the Republican National Co ... More >>
When we said Anthony Bourdain was everywhere, we didn't really think he'd actually be on everywhere. Last time we reported that he's switching from the Travel Channel to CNN. Today, we bring word that he will be hosting a cooking reality show on ABC with Nigella Lawson. ABC recently put up a castin ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is moving over to CNN from the Travel Channel to be the host of a new weekend program that will expand the network's coverage on food and travel. Bourdain will still be managed by Zero Point Zero Production, who has been working with Bourdain for over a decade. According to a CNN ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain was fine form this week -- back to attacking his favorite target, Paula Deen. On Tuesday, he appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and went at Deen again, calling her decision to cook fattening food while hiding her diabetes "in excruciatingly bad taste, unconscionable, and cynical ... More >>
Restaurant kitchens! If Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential is to be believed, they are drug- and sex-filled dens of iniquity, which is why they are the perfect place to ask for sex advice. The cheeky people over at Nerve decided to ask a group of line cooks their expert opinions on every ... More >>
My smart phone is much funnier than I am. Recently, a friend asked where he could throw a birthday party for himself. After mulling the question over, taking into account his preferences in location, cuisine, and price level, I texted back Del Posto. The phone's auto-correct function sprung ... More >>
Who's it gonna be?It's the question on everyone's mind: Who will be The New York Times' new restaurant critic? Who will dole out the stars, making or breaking a chef or restaurateur's dream? Today, Josh Ozersky over at Time jabs at the paper, saying that Yelp and Zagat have made critics supe ... More >>
Melanie DuneaBookish.In addition to books, a TV show, and a reputation as a professional shit-stirrer, Anthony Bourdain now has a publishing imprint to his name.
It would appear that dogs are the final frontier when it comes to gourmet food trucks. Bocce's Bakery launched its Biscuit Bike this summer, offering organic dog treats, including and cupcakes. [NY Post] Paula Deen shot back at Anthony Bourdain after he called her the "most dangerous person ... More >>
WikipediaParty like it's 1934.Someone is finally cleaning up the mess the Ciprianis made: After being shut for two years, the Rainbow Room is getting a much-needed renovation.
Yep, he's one shady motherfucker.The Travel Channel just can't get itself enough of Anthony Bourdain.
Almost five years after Alan Richman took a big, steamy dump all over New Orleans and its restaurants, and three years after he left a similarly fragrant calling card at Les Halles, both the city and Anthony Bourdain have gotten their revenge on the GQ critic.
Dave Schuttenberg, formerly of Fatty Crab on the Upper West Side, will be the new chef at Dickson's Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market, replacing Gabriel Ross. [NY Times] Nate Appleman, of Chipotle's, won Chopped All-Stars, going up against Michael Proietti, Anne Burrell, and Aaron Sanchez. ... More >>
It appears the next frontier in foodie entertainment is animated. As we patiently await the comic cookbook by Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy and Anthony Bourdain's graphic novel Get Jiro!, news arrives that an animated endeavor for epicures is about to leap to the small screen.
The horror."Then if things weren't bad enough, if I didn't already realize it was Sandra's world and Rachael's world, they bought my network.What does this mean? I guess it means that if Paula Deen wants her bunions pumiced at 2 o'clock in the morning, I'm going to get right over there. Let m ... More >>
Four years after he wrote a post-Katrina appraisal of New Orleans restaurants that angered the city's inhabitants almost as much as than the entire Bush administration, Alan Richman is returning to the scene of his crime, sort of. In an interview with Grub Street, the GQ critic mentioned tha ... More >>
Bravo After far, far too brief a hiatus, Top Chef returned last night, with a merry band of All-Stars in tow. "All-Stars," of course, is very convenient shorthand for "prior contestants suffering from various degrees of bitterness, self-delusion, and a disproportionate need for vengeance." Ev ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time to look back at the week that was: Nikki Cascone talked about selling 24 Prince, celebrity chef crushes, and keeping things kosher. We ranked Our 10 Best Spots to Eat Near the 'Ground Zero Mosque.' Summit's Greg Seider talked about his bar's first anniversary, ... More >>
SF Eater92Y didn't allow photos last night, so here's an old one of the gruesome twosome in San Francisco.At this point in their respective careers, Anthony Bourdain and David Chang can do their brotherly cynics act in their sleep. So their appearance at the 92Y last night, where they took to ... More >>
Bourdain, without cat hair.Earlier today, the Guardian held a live chat with Anthony Bourdain on its website. Numerous members of the British populace clamored to ask him questions. Among them was Paul Levy, a writer who is best known for inflicting the word "foodie" upon the world as the co- ... More >>
"The biggest problem I have with this "foodie"-ism is the lack of a sense of humor. You know? Those foodies who don't have a sense of humor and who are angry or proprietary about their choices. That's less fun. People who collect dining experiences like butterfly collectors rather than enthus ... More >>
bourdainmediumraw.comThe winner will not be kept confidential Anthony Bourdain's essay contest, "What does it mean to cook food well?" was announced to the blogosphere earlier this summer. There was no monetary prize; the winner would be published in the paperback of his book Medium Raw. Eate ... More >>
The birthday boy in his birthday suit. Did you know that Anthony Bourdain turned 54 today? Neither did we, but a co-worker thoughtfully informed us of this fact. As of late, Bourdain seems to have pretty much everything a man could want in life: a successful career, an adored wife and daughte ... More >>
There are but a few precious short hours left until the weekend, and thus it is time to cast a fond eye back to the best posts of the week. We ranked Our 10 Best Things to Eat at Locavorish Food Markets. The battle of Smarties vs. M&M's: an England-U.S. Rematch. Asked the Critics weighed in on th ... More >>
Ruth Bourdain, the tweeting persona who is half Ruth Reichl, half Anthony Bourdain wants to keep his/her identity a secret, even turning down the chance to appear on a panel with Bourdain and Reichl at the New York City Wine & Food Festival. [Wall Street Journal] Michelle Obama invited more ... More >>
As you have probably heard about five times by now, Anthony Bourdain's new book, Medium Raw, contains a chapter called ""Alan Richman Is a Douchebag." It lambastes the GQ critic for writing a scathing review of Les Halles just weeks after Bourdain publicly called him a douchebag. Rebecca Marx got i ... More >>
GQAlan RichmanAt this point in Anthony Bourdain's career, public insult is pretty much par for the course. Even so, Bourdain's loathing for Alan Richman is almost unparalleled: Not content to nominate him for a "Douchebag of the Year" award two years ago, he's dedicated an entire chapter of h ... More >>
South ParkIn his latest book, Medium Raw, Anthony Bourdain spews a predictable amount of vitriol across wide swaths of the food world. One of his numerous targets is John Mariani, the Esquire critic who Bourdain terms "a professional junketeer" and "one-man schnorrer." Mariani has responded w ... More >>
Lamb burgers coming to St. Marks. Flushing Mall favorite Xi'an Famous Foods opened its first Manhattan location late last year, to the great delight of Chinese food geeks citywide, from Anthony Bourdain to Joe DiStefano. And now, it's making its way uptown -- although not too far up -- to the ... More >>
Wineloverspage.comSteve Plotnicki, opinionated about drinking.Opinionated About Dining's Steven Plotnicki was "quite happy" to appear on last week's "Obsessed" episode of No Reservations. But not happy enough to refrain from taking to his blog to rant about it. In the episode, which showcase ... More >>
Well, it's certainly better than shilling for Diet Coke or pimping frozen foods, but still, the sight of Anthony Bourdain dancing with giant plush toys is a bit unsettling. Bourdain donned a doctor's coat to do a skit on Yo Gabba Gabba (it will air on March 10), a Nickelodeon show that his toddle ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain in a reflective moment.As this miserable decade exhales its last, poisonous breaths, Anthony Bourdain has a few thoughts to share about what's changed in the food world not over the last 10 years, but the last three.
The blogosphere reacted somewhat violently to the announcement that Anthony Bourdain was getting his own cartoon. But the No Reservations star was quick to respond on his blog with an assurance that "these dark, nasty, frequently foul TWO MINUTE LONG web extras are not a replacement for NO RESERVA ... More >>
At TimesTalks, moderated by Frank Bruni on Friday, Anthony Bourdain talked about obesity: "If you're 5'8" and 400 pounds, that's not a lifestyle choice; that's a social problem," and Rachael Ray: "[She] sent me a fruit basket, and I'm just not talking shit about her anymore." [NY Post] Bourd ... More >>
The Edible family just got a little bigger: The powers-that-be behind Edible Queens have just announced the debut of the magazine, which is edited and published by Leah McLaughlin. The premiere issue includes a trip to Flushing -- the city's "more diverse and affluent Chinatown" -- with Antho ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain took his culinary adventure show No Reservations on a tour of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx on Monday night's episode with his friend Fat Dave, lead singer of the New York Dolls David Johansen, Chris Cheung of Monkey Bar, and Momofuko's David Chang. [NY Daily ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters, and Duff Goldman were on the panel for the sold out "Food for Thought" forum. Bourdain and Waters clashed on some issues, while Goldman marveled at being a celebrity chef. [Eat Me Daily] Top Chef Radhika Desai may soon be the chef de partie under Floyd Cardoz at Tabl ... More >>
Etsy has these handsome Anthony Bourdain lunch bags by Sam Morrison at 5 for $3.49. For things to put into your lunch bag, go to the Etsy for food: Foodzie. [via Eat Me Daily]
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern airs on the Travel Channel. I hate it. Here's why. 1. Zimmern chews with his mouth open. 2. Zimmern insists on dressing in brightly hued shorts and polo shirts, clothes that scream "stereotypical American tourist!" so loudly that not even real, live, stereotypi ... More >>
Bad new for carnivores: a recent study by the National Cancer Institute says that the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher your overall risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer. [Reuters] The James Beard Award nominations are out. New York establishments on ... More >>
Over at The Atlantic's new Food Channel, regular contributors Tim and Nina Zagat (founders of the Zagat Guide) have written their first post, predicting that the recession won't significantly change the face of the restaurant world. In fact, they posit that the industry will continue to grow. (Altho ... More >>
Yes, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm a bit of a fan of one Anthony Bourdain and his brutal, witty honesty that lacks the contrivance of other brutal wits (Toby Young, thinking of you). Today, everyone's noting some amusing comment Bourdain made about Alice Waters in a recent interview. But we were e ... More >>
In their raciest conversation yet, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain talk about food and sex and if the two should ever be combined. Bourdain dominates the convo, which is a good thing, as we'd definitely kick Batali out of bed well before him.Tony is pretty adamant about keeping the two pleasures s ... More >>
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