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Anthony Bourdain on Woody Harrelson, Food Network, and the hedonism of food

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 7th 2006 9:14AM
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain has a new book out, and Jessa Crispin (I've always loved that name) interviews him over at Bookslut (love that name too). The cook/world traveller talks about the banning of certain foods, why he's so angry at Woody Harrelson, and why he got canned by the Food Network and why he brought his show to the Travel Channel. Hint: even though it was a show about travelling around the world eating different food, Food Network wanted less, um, travelling.

Bourdain's new book, The Nasty Bits, is pretty damn great, by the way. It's a collection of his columns over the years. The man knows food, but he's a helluva writer too.

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Daniel Solis

I plan on reading this. It sounds interesting.

June 07 2006 at 7:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott

THANK YOU for the link to the interview. I love his writing, and his Travel Channel show is the first travel show I can watch and actually be drawn in to the place he's visiting. He may be a seasoned traveler by now, but in "No Reservations" he's so easy to identify with as the tall, awkward, kind of common everyman who learns about the culture from the outside in, and never takes himself too seriously. Bless the Travel Channel for giving him a home and leaving him alone to do good television!

I only wish he'd release more of his books on audio, beyond "Kitchen Confidential". He's one of those authors whose voice you definitely hear when you read his stuff, but I'd rather hear him relate his stories directly to me out loud.

June 07 2006 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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