Anthony Bourdain's Second Book Out Soon; Eric Ripert Was Not Always a Gentle Giant in the Kitchen
Anthony Bourdain's follow-up to Kitchen Confidential is coming out June 8. The book, entitled Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, includes a chapter called "Alan Richman Is a Douchebag." [Grub Street]
Two chefs in Portland -- one of whom was Brady Lowe of Cochon 555 -- resorted to fisticuffs over out-of-state pigs being permitted at Cochon 555's after-party. [Eater]
Eric Ripert admits he used to be a terror in the kitchen, until he decided to change because, he says, he doesn't believe "a cook who is terrorized can cook good food." [Eater]
The Lion's John DeLucie was caught with a muppet -- the two were filming a "Word on the Street" segment for Sesame Street in front of Tartine. [Eater]
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