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Old 02-18-2011, 09:26 AM   #21
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That Dubaiu episode was a great example of what Bordain does and how well he does it. I do recommend any of his books. Kitchen Confidential is a must for anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant-whether it be a 5 star establishment or Denny's. I could relate to so many of his experiences working as a dishwasher, a buser, a server, right down to garbage duty. Restaurant people are different and unique and only those who have done those deeds can truly appreciate Bourdain to the fullest. (He says he only lives in New York maybe 2 months of the year). His wife stays home alot. Not for me. But, it seems to work for them. His wife went to visit her family and had a meal on one show. She seemed to be the quiet/practicle one..ha ha

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:31 PM   #22
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I agree he can be fun to watch, but if you looking for cooking in the show, that's not really what it's about.

What it is about is bar hopping with food added as an afterthought.
i totally agree with you zhizara. i watched him a few times. he strikes me as drunk and probably does drugs too. he is "ugly american " that people in other countries hate. so his wife stays home while he roams about, drinking him self silly and eating bugs!!

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Old 02-19-2011, 04:23 AM   #23
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He does have a great job. At least he's not doing his drinking locally and driving his family insane. Can you imagine being paid to barhop all over the world?

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:44 AM   #24
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He was aheroin addict at one time. Still drinks, thats obvious. But, entertaining.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #25
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I'm not going to knock the guy cause folks whose opinion I respect really like the show. That kind of stuff is just not for me.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:59 PM   #26
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He does has a great job!
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:41 PM   #27
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I sure wouldn't want to be his wife......I'm shocked to hear he has one.

I must confess though, that bad boy image is appealing to me, and sexy as all get out. Glad I was smart enough to not end up with that kind, but just the same.....he's fascinating in a weird and wild way. Goodness gracious, this Granny is having a hot flash.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:22 PM   #28
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I was actually just talking about him- I read Kitchen Confidential and then bought Medium Raw right after- I'm reading it now. It actually prompted a small blog post on the wonder that is Anthony Bourdain (highly-experimental.blogspot)... I have such mixed feelings about the man. He was a huge addict for a long time... and now has one of the coolest jobs in the world....yet we love him :)
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:16 PM   #29
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I read Kitchen Confidential a few years ago. I thought it was a very interesting read...interesting character indeed.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:43 PM   #30
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i used to like his show a lot more, but he seems to be turning into a bar hopping rachael ray.

everything he eats is good so long as he's bombed. every place he visits is just great, even if you have to look past the poverty, gangs, or abusive government. he'll mention the problems, then go have a great time.

i used to like the fact that he seemed honest because not everything was great, and he said so. not so much anymore.

i changed the channel the other day when he had some kind of chicken from a street vendor and mentioned twice how perfectly cooked it was, and it was as good as he's ever had. out of all of the great restaurants he's been to, that was the best?

what's next? drinking in a new city every week for under $40 a day?

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