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Anthony Bourdain Has 'No Reservations' About Sandra Lee, Bradley Cooper Or His Kitchen Skills

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 8th 2010 6:45PM
Anthony Bourdain, 'No Reservations'Anthony Bourdain isn't trying to get people to like him, and that's exactly why we adore him.

As host of Travel Channel's 'No Reservations,' we've seen Tony eat anything and everything on his culinary adventures -- and, at least once an episode, we're also treated to his usually curse-laced rants. Consider it the sparkly candle on top of an already amazing Kwanzaa cake. (More on that in a bit ...)

We caught up with the globetrotting foodie -- who'll have Bill Murray on the show's Hudson Valley episode tonight (Mon., Feb. 8, 10PM ET) -- to hear more about his biggest food loves, his problems with Bradley Cooper and why a simple 'Semi-Homemade' cake on TV haunts his dreams.

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Now Anthony Bourdain is going after Guy Fieri

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 12th 2009 2:35PM
Guy FieriIt has gotten to the point where I really don't care what the hell Anthony Bourdain cares about anything. I liked Kitchen Confidential (the book, not the TV show) and some of his other writing, but this need to speak out on anything and everything in the food world he finds lame or disgusting or "evil" has gotten old. Now he (and chef David Chang) is speaking out on other things he can't stand, and one of them is Food Network host Guy Fieri.

Personally, I wouldn't bleach my hair and wear those shorts, but come on, is it really worth bad mouthing his hosting and cooking? I love Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Ultimate Recipe Showdown!

Update: it's actually Chang who made the remarks, but Bourdain doesn't like Fieri either.

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ABC orders two more pilots

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 27th 2008 3:07PM
HamishWith the thought of another year of According to Jim on the air, it's with excitement that I report that new shows may be coming to take its place. ABC has ordered two pilots: Prince of Motor City and an untitled David Hemingson dramedy. The former, which purports to have Shakespearean roots, comes from writer Jessica Goldberg and writer/actor Hamish Linklater, better known around here as Matthew on The New Adventures of Old Christine.

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Anthony Bourdain talks travel and food

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 30th 2007 10:14AM
Anthony BourdainThe reason I like Anthony Bourdain are many. For one, he knows a lot about food but he's not pretentious about it. Two, he isn't afraid to try bizarre foreign foods. And three, he's really blunt and honest about the state of the food industry and the whole celebrity chef culture. He also happens to be a good writer (check out his mystery stories too).

Our friends over at Gadling.com have an interview with Bourdain. Justin asks him about his early experiences traveling overseas, the one time he ate street food that forced him to go to the doctor, and where the show will take him this season (and how he chooses where to go).

The new season of No Reservations starts at 10pm tonight on The Travel Channel.

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Bradley Cooper gets a Nip/Tuck

by Meredith O'Brien, posted Jun 7th 2007 3:38PM

Bradley CooperSo that Kitchen Confidential thing didn't quite work out.

And Sydney Bristow has retired from the spy business.

So what's a former Alias regular and erstwhile competitive (TV) chef to do? Get a Nip/Tuck, of course.

According to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello, Bradley Cooper will appear in five episodes of the fifth season of the FX plastic surgery drama. "What I can tell you," Ausiello wrote, "is that Cooper will not be a love interest for anyone, male or female."

Well that's a shame.

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Remember to enter the Kitchen Confidential DVD giveaway!

by Keith McDuffee, posted May 25th 2007 2:19PM
kitchen confiential dvdRemember everyone, you've got until 5:00 PM Eastern today to enter our giveaway of five copies of Kitchen Confidential on DVD! Any comments we get after 5PM won't be counted, and only enter once or we'll have to disqualify you. Make sure you comment on the original post -- no comments on this one.

We'll contact the winners later in the week. Good luck!

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted May 21st 2007 6:20PM

Kitchen ConfidentialHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • 24 - Slim sets for seasons 1-4.
  • Airwolf - Season 3
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender - Book 2: Earth, Vol. 3
  • Kitchen Confidential - Complete Series
  • The Magnificent Seven - Season 2
  • Mythbusters - Collection 1
  • The O.C. - Season 4
  • Roots - 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Scrubs - Season 5
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 1, Vol. 1

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Kitchen Confidential Complete Series DVD giveaway

by Keith McDuffee, posted May 21st 2007 9:02AM
kitchen confidentialCongratulations to Pete, Jen, Jim, Miranda and Peter on each winning a copy of the That '70s Show Season Six DVD set in our last giveaway.

For our next giveaway, we're giving out five copies of the Kitchen Confidential Complete Series DVD set! We'll give one copy away to five randomly chosen commenters to this post. Just post a comment below stating your favorite episode of the entire series. We'll randomly choose five winning entries from all eligible comments.

Some basic rules and clarifications:

- To enter, leave a confirmed comment below stating what your favorite restaurant from a television show is. What restaurant you mention makes absolutely no difference, as long as it's one featured on TV.
The comment must be left before May 25, 2007 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
- You can only enter once.
- The winning entry will be chosen completely at random.

And now we present you with the legalities of the contest. (Read them. Please.)

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The 14 greatest TV eateries

by Keith McDuffee, posted Apr 11th 2007 11:52AM
happy days arnold'sWelcome to TV Squad Lists (formerly 'The Five'), a feature where each blogger has a chance to list his or her own rundown of things in television that stand out from the rest, both good and bad.

Last week I gave you a pretty big list of popular "drinkeries" from TV, but I think where I went wrong was trying too hard to list every watering hole possible. Since I'm covering eateries this week, I'm certain I'll miss some of your favorites, but I'm going to list what I believe to be the most popular dining spots from television, both past and present. And since there are way too many real spots on TV to mention (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Stadium, etc.), I'll stick with fictional spots, even if they're based on real ones.

This time let's go with 14 of them.

1) Arnold's/Al's Drive-In (Happy Days) -- I struggled for a bit with what I would call the number one eatery on TV, but I kept coming back to this spot. Arnold's/Al's was in nearly every episode as far as I can recall, and of course housed The Fonz's office. After it burned down, the signage changed to Al's.

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