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(Food and Wine)   Anthony Bourdain sticks up for authentic Palin-American cuisine: "Gun-country, red-state America is a constant surprise to me. I'm constantly encouraged by how good food can be in places that New Yorkers sneer at"   (foodandwine.com) divider line 72
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2012-08-31 01:06:03 PM
Anthony Bourdain sticks up for authentic Palin-American cuisine: "Gun-country, red-state America is a constant surprise to me. I'm constantly encouraged by how good food can be in places that New Yorkers people who moved to New York but were originally from those places they sneer at sneer at"

FTFY
 
2012-08-31 01:09:01 PM
It's not so much the places or the food people sneer at. It's a lot of the people in god and gun country who people sneer at.

The food, although damn near lethal, is incredibly tasty.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-08-31 01:37:30 PM
I few years back I took on the task of butchering animals friends and family shot. Butchering an elk is like taking apart a horse; it's quite the undertaking. But my rationale is that instead of paying a processor to essentially make mostly all sausage out of what may very well not have been meat from only your animal, I figured we'd also get access to cuts they charge an exorbitant fee to give you. All I had to do was teach myself to be a butcher.

Anyway, the last one I did, as I was taking out the tenderloin and re-sharpening my knives, I decided to make a quick elk carpaccio right there mid-butchering. Sliced the tenderloin paper thin, drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil, added a squeeze of fresh lemon, topped with a few capers and some shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.

That was the best meat I have ever put in my mouth.

Wild-raised, no hormones, disease-free, never frozen, not processed with other possibly sick animals, no bacterial contamination. and not even slightly gamey. It was like eating small slices of heaven. It makes me sad I'll never get to repeat that time, place, atmosphere, and food again.

So, while I like Bourdain, watch his shows and read his books, the redneck, gun-toting, hillbilly stereotypes fueling his "surprise" can kiss my ass, because he and his NY friends would have eaten the ever-lovin' shiat outta that. And they likely never will ever be able to eat anything that good, if only for the simple reason that most of them don't really, truly know where their food comes from -- not like when you know because you just removed it from the bone 3 minutes prior, I mean.
 
2012-08-31 01:37:31 PM
I just did a huge road trip thru "flyover country". Food and drink was the focus.

I ate steaks in Montana and Wyoming that were perfectly aged and tender like butter. I ate BBQ in MO and TN and NC and VA that were distinct from each other and were all delicious. I ate catfish and collard greens. I ate fried chicken made fresh by the side of the road with boiled peanuts being sold 100 feet further down the road. Through it all I drank Tennessee whiskey and bourbon.

I think I gained 10 pounds but boy do I love that food. Anyone dissing "flyover" food has never been there.
 
2012-08-31 02:02:45 PM

wee: Anyway, the last one I did, as I was taking out the tenderloin and re-sharpening my knives, I decided to make a quick elk carpaccio right there mid-butchering. Sliced the tenderloin paper thin, drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil, added a squeeze of fresh lemon, topped with a few capers and some shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.

That was the best meat I have ever put in my mouth.

Wild-raised, no hormones, disease-free, never frozen, not processed with other possibly sick animals, no bacterial contamination. and not even slightly gamey. It was like eating small slices of heaven. It makes me sad I'll never get to repeat that time, place, atmosphere, and food again.



I have no doubt that it was delicious, but how do you know it was disease-free and had no bacterial contamination?
 
2012-08-31 03:07:49 PM
I know more about the east coast and south so I can't speak much for the rest of the country and I agree with Bourdain to a certain extent, but I think the single biggest problem with American food is that it relies too much on frying things. I love fried food, obviously, but why does everything have to be so unhealthy?
 
2012-08-31 03:20:40 PM
Sweet, fatty food is exactly the kind of food Bordain loves since it's perfect for killing hangovers, oneself.
 
2012-08-31 03:22:58 PM
I got an omelette in Alaska that I think had 6 eggs and half a pound of reindeer in it. It hung over both sides of the plate.
 
2012-08-31 03:26:48 PM

Relatively Obscure: I have no doubt that it was delicious, but how do you know it was disease-free and had no bacterial contamination?


No kidding. Eating wild game raw is playing trichinosis roulette.
 
2012-08-31 03:34:29 PM
"...places at which New Yorkers sneer."
 
2012-08-31 03:39:15 PM

IrateShadow: No kidding. Eating wild game raw is playing trichinosis roulette.


with Elk (or pretty much any venison) in north america you're actually more joining the CWD rodeo.
 
2012-08-31 03:44:09 PM
ian.umces.edu

What New York City might look like to everyone else.
 
2012-08-31 03:45:14 PM
Yes, there is good food out here, Oklahoma, but the problem is while you sit and eat you have to listen to Billy Ray and Bubba at the next table talk loudly about shootin' n*ggers and spics and camel jockeys and how they don't want no taxes to go up on rich people 'cause they're gonna win the lottery next time for sure and they don't want no damn gubmint takin' their money that they earned.
 
2012-08-31 03:49:27 PM

intotheabyss81: Yes, there is good food out here, Oklahoma,


The worst part about eating out in Oklahoma was the country music.
 
2012-08-31 03:54:34 PM
Of course there is good food in the places food comes from.
 
2012-08-31 03:58:42 PM

Relatively Obscure: I have no doubt that it was delicious, but how do you know it was disease-free and had no bacterial contamination?


You mean - like a NYC kitchen?
 
2012-08-31 04:02:00 PM
Today she had Lucky Charms for breakfast.

Hmm.
 
2012-08-31 04:02:52 PM

intotheabyss81: Yes, there is good food out here, Oklahoma, but the problem is while you sit and eat you have to listen to Billy Ray and Bubba at the next table talk loudly about shootin' n*ggers and spics and camel jockeys and how they don't want no taxes to go up on rich people 'cause they're gonna win the lottery next time for sure and they don't want no damn gubmint takin' their money that they earned.


really never saw that on any trip i went to, of course the first thing I do is not go to a chain

mind you I know a damn good chinese(non buffet) place an hour east of OKC, and there's a thai place in OKC that's good, a couple of vietnamese places and I tried phillipino food while I was there

although it does seem OKC does have too many damn buffets

Tulsa was not too bad, found some interesting places up there as well
 
2012-08-31 04:10:07 PM
While this is true, the people eating that food are dying for an Olive Garden to open up out by the interstate.
 
2012-08-31 04:17:13 PM

wee: I few years back I took on the task of butchering animals friends and family shot. Butchering an elk is like taking apart a horse; it's quite the undertaking. But my rationale is that instead of paying a processor to essentially make mostly all sausage out of what may very well not have been meat from only your animal, I figured we'd also get access to cuts they charge an exorbitant fee to give you. All I had to do was teach myself to be a butcher.

Anyway, the last one I did, as I was taking out the tenderloin and re-sharpening my knives, I decided to make a quick elk carpaccio right there mid-butchering. Sliced the tenderloin paper thin, drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil, added a squeeze of fresh lemon, topped with a few capers and some shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.

That was the best meat I have ever put in my mouth.

Wild-raised, no hormones, disease-free, never frozen, not processed with other possibly sick animals, no bacterial contamination. and not even slightly gamey. It was like eating small slices of heaven. It makes me sad I'll never get to repeat that time, place, atmosphere, and food again.

So, while I like Bourdain, watch his shows and read his books, the redneck, gun-toting, hillbilly stereotypes fueling his "surprise" can kiss my ass, because he and his NY friends would have eaten the ever-lovin' shiat outta that. And they likely never will ever be able to eat anything that good, if only for the simple reason that most of them don't really, truly know where their food comes from -- not like when you know because you just removed it from the bone 3 minutes prior, I mean.


CSB time. A friend of mine from college, her fiancee shot a 7-point deer for her birthday. One of the most primally romantic things i've ever seen. "Honey, i love you so much , have this creature i killed for you and your friends."

That was some damn good meat, less than 3 days between the field and the table. We had Deerchops and Burgers, no gameyness, just juicy and succulent.

I also see the appeal in Bourdain, he's got that down to the bones chef mentality in him, and seeing him approach the world like that (always looking for new inspiration for his own cooking and understanding of cooking).
 
2012-08-31 04:28:16 PM
As much as Mr Bourdain is a cool guy, great chef and good author (read 'The Bobby Gold' stories) his opinion here shows that he is just as parochial as the rest of the NYers.

That 'nothing good' can be found west of the Hudson and east of Los Angeles shows how narrow-minded he is.
 
2012-08-31 04:38:12 PM

Rapmaster2000: While this is true, the people eating that food are dying for an Olive Garden to open up out by the interstate.


Fair point. I have family in Alabama that will drive an hour to attend the opening of a new Wal-Mart and have done so on more than one occasion. They'll pass two or three other wal-mart's on the way, that's not the point. They want to go to the new one. I do not understand that. I have never understood that. And I will never understand that in the future despite growing up in the same house as many of these people. I still love and care about them, I just think the species must have forked off somewhere.
 
2012-08-31 04:39:49 PM

urger: Anthony Bourdain sticks up for authentic Palin-American cuisine: "Gun-country, red-state America is a constant surprise to me. I'm constantly encouraged by how good food can be in places that New Yorkers people who moved to New York but were originally from those places they sneer at sneer at"

FTFY


Haha, yep.

"I'm too lazy to find any culture and too uncreative to make my own in red-state land, so I'll move to Ney York City [spoken like the Pace picante sauce guy] and pretend to be sophosticated."

Ugh, I know so many poeple (women, mostly) who did this.
 
2012-08-31 04:42:55 PM
New Yorkers are the last people on earth who should be judging others based on where they're from and what they sound like.
 
2012-08-31 04:43:45 PM

douchebag/hater: As much as Mr Bourdain is a cool guy, great chef and good author (read 'The Bobby Gold' stories) his opinion here shows that he is just as parochial as the rest of the NYers.

That 'nothing good' can be found west of the Hudson and east of Los Angeles shows how narrow-minded he is.


You know how I know you didn't bother to read the article?
 
2012-08-31 04:45:08 PM
Are NYers really that clueless?
 
2012-08-31 04:45:41 PM
I live smack in the middle of the country, most of us eat at the same shiatty chain restaurants everyone else does.
 
2012-08-31 04:49:22 PM

TheJoe03: Are NYers really that clueless?


Based on the New Yorkers that transplant to Florida, yes... yes they are. Some of the most uncultured, poorly-read, yet indignantly arrogant people I've ever met.

Oddly enough, the same can be said about the Floridians I know who moved to "Williamsburg" to pursue their career in retail.
 
2012-08-31 05:06:49 PM

you have pee hands: I got an omelette in Alaska that I think had 6 eggs and half a pound of reindeer in it. It hung over both sides of the plate.


Beth's in Seattle with serve you up a 12 egg omlette. Farking thing is massive.
 
2012-08-31 05:11:04 PM

browntimmy: I live smack in the middle of the country, most of us eat at the same shiatty chain restaurants everyone else does.


Yeah that's basically everywhere in every country.
 
2012-08-31 05:12:16 PM
I'm not sure if Kentucky is sneered at or not, but Louisville has great food options. The main reason for this is the UPS airport; so besides fresh fish there's a lot of international and vegetarian stuff.

The rest of the entire state of Kentucky is to be avoided at all costs. Holy crap what a clusterfark, and it's by far not the worst red state.
 
2012-08-31 05:27:14 PM
I live in the South, and the food is indeed, excellent. If you can find stuff that hasn't been deep-fried ten ways to Sunday. Southerners are good at food, really, really, really bad at politics. The Catholic Church a few miles down from our house does fish fries every Friday during Lent, and the boyfriend and I usually go. Not for the religious talk obviously, but for the food. Those old biddies know how to make a mean homemade mac & cheese.
 
2012-08-31 05:31:21 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: New Yorkers are the last people on earth who should be judging others based on where they're from and what they sound like.


media.skateboard.com.au
 
2012-08-31 05:44:18 PM
New Yorkers need to get over themselves when it comes to food. While New York has great high end restaurants, "working man's" New York is not that great of a food city by major world city standards. Street food culture is virtually non-existent in comparison to what one finds in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Mexico City, etc. "Dirty Water" Hot Dog? Are you farking kidding me?
 
2012-08-31 05:44:45 PM
You can get good food anywhere. You can get bad food anywhere.
There are eighty three reasons why I stay out of the South, and food isn't one of them.
 
2012-08-31 05:57:42 PM

DjangoStonereaver: douchebag/hater: As much as Mr Bourdain is a cool guy, great chef and good author (read 'The Bobby Gold' stories) his opinion here shows that he is just as parochial as the rest of the NYers.

That 'nothing good' can be found west of the Hudson and east of Los Angeles shows how narrow-minded he is.

You know how I know you didn't bother to read the article?


Or the headline, really.

/assuming it was not a troll
 
2012-08-31 06:22:38 PM

Relatively Obscure: wee: Anyway, the last one I did, as I was taking out the tenderloin and re-sharpening my knives, I decided to make a quick elk carpaccio right there mid-butchering. Sliced the tenderloin paper thin, drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil, added a squeeze of fresh lemon, topped with a few capers and some shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.

That was the best meat I have ever put in my mouth.

Wild-raised, no hormones, disease-free, never frozen, not processed with other possibly sick animals, no bacterial contamination. and not even slightly gamey. It was like eating small slices of heaven. It makes me sad I'll never get to repeat that time, place, atmosphere, and food again.

I have no doubt that it was delicious, but how do you know it was disease-free and had no bacterial contamination?


He's still alive?
 
2012-08-31 06:50:40 PM
New yerk is a farking crap-hole and the people there are assholes. Who gives a shiat what they sneer at?
 
2012-08-31 06:52:28 PM
Tomorrow, I am going to make some delicious food out of a baby fawn my dad's friend killed with his car. My dad says the meat is pretty much venison veal. So I'm getting a kick......
 
2012-08-31 06:59:05 PM
I suppose mid-westerners are okay as long as you don't bring up politics or religion.
 
2012-08-31 07:28:14 PM
In other news, fat people are in red states. Fat people who use more taxes than they contribute. Fat people who hate Obamacare but will use more Medicare and other insurance benefits. Fat people who on average ranked 32.4 in 2008 national education stats vs. 20.5 for blue states.

But man, those Southern red state fat f*cks can cook!
 
2012-08-31 07:29:27 PM
My 11 year old daughter loves grilled venison. If I tell her she's having steak for dinner she immediately asks if it is deer steak. If I say no she's disappointed. She's even turned down a strip and filet because it wasn't deer steak. Yet she'll eat pasta 7 nights a week if you let her.
 
2012-08-31 07:52:56 PM
FTA: " All of the original great cooks came out of the South and somehow we've convinced ourselves that the Southern cooking tradition is one thing which we've seen on TV. People like Sean Brock are exploring what it really is."

I walk by Sean's restaurant every day, so I'm really getting a kick...

Ask Sean where he eats, and he'll tell you about Martha Lou's. Andrew Zimmern is happy he did.

charleston.thedigitel.com
 
2012-08-31 07:53:37 PM
Those of us that fish and crab have known this forever. Nothing like crab just out of the bay.
 
xcv
2012-08-31 08:26:51 PM
Does "New Yorkers" mean exclusively residents of a handful of Manhattan zip-codes to Bourdain? Brooklyn and Queens in particular have plenty of places selling selling flyover comfort food. Migrants have always brought their cuisines with them, as true for the white kids arriving from the South and Midwest as it is for South Asians and Eastern Europeans.
 
2012-08-31 08:49:47 PM

coeyagi: In other news, fat people are in red states. Fat people who use more taxes than they contribute. Fat people who hate Obamacare but will use more Medicare and other insurance benefits. Fat people who on average ranked 32.4 in 2008 national education stats vs. 20.5 for blue states.

But man, those Southern red state fat f*cks can cook!


In other other news, coeyagi is a douchenozzle. Seriously man, lay off the cocaine.
 
2012-08-31 08:50:05 PM

Vodka Zombie: It's not so much the places or the food people sneer at. It's a lot of the people in god and gun country who people sneer at.

The food, although damn near lethal, is incredibly tasty.


So much this.

Especially...BBQ.
 
2012-08-31 08:51:34 PM
Love the shout out to Sean Brock, as I've twice been very pleased with the food at Husk. Pork fat butter for the rolls? Yes please! All locally sourced food? Double check. Reasonable prices for high end (and very delicious) dining? Triple check and done!
 
2012-08-31 09:04:32 PM

Krieghund: intotheabyss81: Yes, there is good food out here, Oklahoma,

The worst part about eating out in Oklahoma was the country music.


Oh, come on. They got both kinds of music there.
 
2012-08-31 09:31:22 PM
I grew up in South Louisiana in a Sicilian and French family and the food my family cooks is nothing short of amazing. And funny enough except for catfish and chicken, very little of it is fried.

I always crack up when I am in New York, or any place north of the Maison Dixon touting "soul food" and charging 15 bucks a plate for beans and greens and some cold corn bread.

And as for northerners who move to Florida, they are generally the most ignorant. racist farks I have ever met.
 
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