The two Bourdains sit down with TapouT Radio to talk about travelling, eating and jiu jitsu training in Brazil. There’s some great lines and interplay between the two of them, just like with any couple, and it really shows that they have the same quirks as any other couple.
It’s a great little piece that made me smile, head over and read the entire interview on The Bloody Elbow.
EDIT: Here is Part 2 of the interview.
EDIT: And TapouT Radio has the full audio interview.
As you may or may not know, Anthony Bourdain recently became a publisher of fine books. What I definitely didn’t know is that his first fiction novel has now been picked up and is in the process of being turned into a movie.
His first novel is naturally a mafia crime story. His love for The Friends of Eddie Coyle no doubt held some inspiration for his works. I look forward to seeing what else he comes up with.
Oh, and if you haven’t pre-ordered Get Jiro, I highly encourage you to do so. How can you not like a homicidal sushi chef?
I don’t know if this is good or bad. I have a feeling that it’s bad. First Bourdain gets a gig on CNN, now on ABC across from Nigella. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t need the money, and he’s always seemed like the type to sneer at over-hyped, trumped-up television which focused more on personal drama than cooking.
I really do hope that Nigella is right and that this new show is all about the food.
You can head over to The Independent in the UK, or hit google news for the story.
The CNN is apparently expanding its reach by hiring ZPZ Productions and Bourdain to do a new series on dining and travel rituals of other cultures. Although it is great for him to have another active show, it worries me a bit on how this one will differ from No Reservations, which is his signature and The Layover, which is a compressed, more snide version of the previous show. In addition to his publishing, speaking tours, and all the other work he does, I wonder how much time he and his team has to polish each and every project, and if the quality will start to slip on any of his shows.
The Atlantic has some quick thoughts on this move and they seem to share the same worry that the show is more a ratings stunt for CNN rather than an attempt to produce good TV.
Kudos to Bourdain for getting another gig, but I hope that CNN gives him as much support and leeway as much as Travel does.
Ever wonder how one of the most recognizable chefs got into food? Ok, well it’s all detailed in his books, but this is still a nice tribute to his dad and his reflections on being a father himself.
June 13, 1973. Tony's high school graduation day. When he walked out on the stage to receive his diploma, the audience gasped at his hair. Photo by Gladys Bourdain, from Bon Appetit
Head over to Bon Appetit for the full article.