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Old 05-01-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations

Have you seen this show? It is on The Travel Channel. This is a great show. It is the antithesis of Rachael Rays $40 a day show.

He goes to exotic places and eats amazing food. Sometimes it looks delicious and other times it makes your stomach turn. It is always interesting though. His descriptions are extremely poetic while being crass and vulgar at the same time.

If you have not seen this show yet, try to catch it sometime. It is better than anything of FoodTV right now as far as I am concerned.

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Old 05-01-2006, 11:43 PM   #2
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Anthony Bourdain is not someone whose opinion about food I value. I don't believe that a chain smoker is qualified to judge flavors or quality of foods.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:51 AM   #3
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GB, I have seen this show and really enjoy it. Your description of the host is pretty much right on. I always get a kick out of where he goes and what he eats.
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:28 AM   #4
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Its good fun to watch! I've seen the show, and looking him eat the different things makes me feel that I should experiment with new stuff a little more.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:21 AM   #5
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I have seen this show many times. We had it set up on our TIVO unit. I think the guy is SO full of himself and absolutely could not stand his style. We took it off TIVO.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:47 AM   #6
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I think the guy is SO full of himself
Yep no doubt about that lol!
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:31 AM   #7
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I like the show. I prefer his books where he is more himself and less TVized. He is the Rant King CHef. I've eaten at Les Halles in NYC where he was Executuve Chef, and is still Consultant etc. Excellent resaurant. I very much like his cookbook. His no fear approach is refreshing.

I used to smoke, and still miss it, and always will, but I won't smoke again. It affects smell and taste quite differently from person to person. My oral health improved when I quit, but I noticed no great change in taste...I've always been a very sensitive taster...
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:02 AM   #8
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i absolutely love the show. like gb said, it is the complete opposite of the perky verbal vomit that comes out of rr's show in $40 semolians a day.
if he likes something, he says so. if he thinks it's disgusting, he'll still try it, but then holds nothing back on his comments about the dish, and then makes wry and often humorous remarks about a culture that would eat that slime, all the while being a gracious traveler, not a tourist.

his sense of humor and delivery is a little crass or vulgar, but it doesn't bother me in the least. i think the show is very interesting, and very funny at times.
in fact, he reminds me of a lot of guys i grew up with. i think he's originally from leonia, nj, a town about 10 minutes from where i was raised.

just rootin' for a local boy done good, i guess.
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The show is on Monday's at 10 ET correct? I have caught it several times and really enjoyed it.
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The show is on Monday's at 10 ET correct?
Thats right.
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