A Cooks Tour with Anthony Bourdain
A cuddlier, softer Anthony Bourdain
Last night I went to see a City Arts and Lectures Talk where Isabel Duffy, a fellow Brit with a far more plummy accent than I have, conversed with Anthony Bourdain. I didn't take notes or pictures, but a few things stuck in my mind. The first was that he had a lot of good things to say about British food. (You go, Fergus Henderson!)
Other choice quotes (as accurately as I can remember them) included the following:
Would you rather a pear or a truffle? "A pear. Truffle oil is tomato ketchup for the middle classes."
"[bobblehead] Rachael Ray is to food, what Hitler was to Poland."
"I follow the Keith Richards diet: Meat, cheese, alcohol and cigarettes. When I wake up in the morning I check on the internet to see if Keith is still alive and if he is, then I know I am doing ok too."
"I haven't seen anyone spit in the soup for at least 25 years."
PS. A Big Happy Birthday, today, to my sister Beccy.