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jade 07-24-2009 10:04 PM

Anthony Bourdain
Does his show even count as a cooking show?
Well, it's definitely a food show.

I love watching him. I like how he integrates the culture and the food in every place he goes. I also like that he is so adventurous with what he eats but still keeps it in line, unlike Andrew Zimmern who grosses me out most of the time with what's on his menu.

What does everyone else think of him?

Wyogal 07-24-2009 10:05 PM

Love him, especially like his picture with that bone...

GB 07-24-2009 10:09 PM

I think he is awesome. Of all the TV chefs, he is the one I would like to hang out with.

Andy M. 07-24-2009 10:11 PM

The places he visits and the foods are interesting but I don;t care for him at all.

babetoo 07-24-2009 10:38 PM


Originally Posted by Andy M. (Post 838897)
The places he visits and the foods are interesting but I don;t care for him at all.

i don't like him either. his " i am to cool for you , fool" attitude makes me sick.

Mark Webster 07-25-2009 09:22 AM

He is a true Chef by education and background, but his opinions and comments seem to be off base many times. Don't get me wrong if he were at a Culinary event I was attending I would want to chat with him for an hour or so. Its just some people look at his image and get the wrong impression thinking that most Chefs are like him.

luvs 07-25-2009 10:27 AM

i've loved him since his beginning foodnetwork days!

chefkathleen 07-25-2009 10:50 AM

He's going to be in a town close to me soon. Tickets are around $48.00 and if you want VIP ones are $75.00.
Cat Cora is going to be here too. I would love to go see her.

Puppy Breath 07-25-2009 11:05 AM

I just think he's hot:blush:

Mark Webster 07-25-2009 12:48 PM

Now Cat Cora would be fun to talk with because I am a huge fan of Greek inspired food.

BreezyCooking 07-25-2009 01:15 PM

I LOVE him - & his show & his books. Have all the shows on DVD & all his books (including the novels - as a novelist he's no great shakes; good thing he left that career behind - lol!). I do like his Les Halles cookbook, as well as the book he did about his "No Reservations" show. Fun reading.

And I find him much more fun, honest, & down to earth than many other travel/foodies with tv shows. Perfect? No. Better? A definite & resounding YES!

jade 07-26-2009 11:06 PM

I didn't even know that he had cookbooks!
I will definitely have to check them out the next time I'm in a book store.
The dishes that he eats when he travels are so true to the culture that they come from. I think that's why I like him most. He really tries to show you what you would actually be eating every day if you were/lived in the country/city that he is in. As someone who both loves food and aspires to travel, that combination is spot on.

foodie4life 08-31-2009 06:02 PM

I love "No Reservations" Anthony is a little harsh sometimes but at least he is doing things his way. His books are entertaining as well, although if you dont like his personality I would not recommend his books.

cassy 09-01-2009 10:43 AM

May I first of all start by saying how hot / sexy Anthony is? ......
I am so infatuated with this guy it is not funny at all.
Also I love how natural he is .... says things the way he feels it. I think he is real!
What more can one want .... e can cook me dinner everyday of the year.
Yes! maybe, just maybe .... I am guilty of being and Antho-p ... ;)
**Anthony- Groupie**

CharlieD 09-01-2009 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by chefkathleen (Post 838995)
He's going to be in a town close to me soon. Tickets are around $48.00 and if you want VIP ones are $75.00.
Cat Cora is going to be here too. I would love to go see her.

Gee, he was here for free. Well signing his bok. ut he spoke for about 40 minutes before, mosltly answering question from the crowd, and you did not have to buy a book to be askinf question. He was great. I like him a lot.

And just to mention the fact that his show is not any diferent from all ather shows on Food TV where they travel or eat out, etc.

LAJ 02-18-2011 08:51 AM

I wasn't sure if I cared for Bourdain at first. But, after watching many shows and reading all his books I am a true fan. He is a true chef and he definately made his way up from the very bottom. So many of the so called "chefs and cooks" on TV are manufactured. He's witty and sarcastic. But, I don't think he means it half the time.

Zhizara 02-18-2011 08:59 AM

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.

Nicholas Mosher 02-18-2011 09:19 AM

I like his honesty. His humor stems from honest perception and a ferociously analytic lens. We haven't had cable in a few years, but I always enjoy watching old seasons when they're released on NetFlix. He eats everything from hot dogs to Michelin-Star cuisine, and you get a real sense of food culture in the places he visits. He isn't afraid to show himself being humiliated either (e.g. rolling head over heels down a sand dune with an ATV, or having an excellent wit from provence shake his perception).

My favorite example was the Dubai episode. He didn't go to all the high-end resort restaurants, he states early on that the largest population in Dubai consists of Indian immigrants exploited for cheap labor. So the whole show focused on immigrant Indian street-level food.

I have Kitchen Confidential, the Les Halles cookbook, and a handful of his DVDs.

jennyema 02-18-2011 10:17 AM

He filmed here in Boston a month or so ago and went to a few of my haunts. It will be fun to see.

GB 02-18-2011 10:19 AM

I can't wait to see that episode Jenny. You don't know when it is airing do you? Which places did he hit?

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