If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   How Anthony Bourdain spent his summer vacation: chilling in Jersey beach rental, living the "suburban/vacation dream, backyard barbecues, entertaining at home -- what some troubled observers have referred to as my 'going Full Ina'"   (us.cnn.com) divider line 30
    More: Cool  
•       •       •

3146 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 13 Sep 2013 at 2:08 PM (44 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



30 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-09-13 02:13:26 PM
his liver earned a vacation
 
2013-09-13 02:16:28 PM
Umm, Southampton is on Long Island.
 
2013-09-13 02:19:02 PM

drongozone: Umm, Southampton is on Long Island.


Agreed, and that's a shame. Jersey's heirloom tomatoes are better than eastern Long Island's.

/...owing to nearby Superfund sites, I suppose.
 
2013-09-13 02:20:51 PM
I need to figure out when did Bourdain become the Moses to foodies.
 
2013-09-13 02:28:05 PM

hubcity: drongozone: Umm, Southampton is on Long Island.

Agreed, and that's a shame. Jersey's heirloom tomatoes are better than eastern Long Island's.

/...owing to nearby Superfund sites, I suppose.


eastern LI's got some pretty good corn at the roadside stands. I dunno if they still farm potatoes out there--rich guys were buying up all the potato farms to build mansions on.
 
2013-09-13 02:43:56 PM
Thanks, subby. Bourdain is an enjoyable read, even when reporting on relatively mundane subjects.
 
2013-09-13 03:05:20 PM

LegacyDL: I need to figure out when did Bourdain become the Moses to foodies.


Right after he wrote Kitchen Confidential, I'm thinking.
 
2013-09-13 03:11:28 PM

deadsanta: LegacyDL: I need to figure out when did Bourdain become the Moses to foodies.

Right after he wrote Kitchen Confidential, I'm thinking.


he did drugs and spoke his mind. it is not hard to be authentic when giada (exuberant pronunciation here) and guy ferry are the competition.


/besides, alton brown is moses. errybody knows that...
 
2013-09-13 03:13:23 PM

divgradcurl: deadsanta: LegacyDL: I need to figure out when did Bourdain become the Moses to foodies.

Right after he wrote Kitchen Confidential, I'm thinking.

he did drugs and spoke his mind. it is not hard to be authentic when giada (exuberant pronunciation here) and guy ferry are the competition.


/besides, alton brown is moses. errybody knows that...


And even he pimps Welch's grape juice.
 
2013-09-13 03:15:46 PM
I have never seen an Anthony Bourdain show in my life. Everything I know about the guy is based on his guest shot in an episode of Archer.
 
2013-09-13 03:27:28 PM
Yan Can Cook
 
2013-09-13 03:44:20 PM
Pfft.  This guy's not even a real chef.  Who care's what he thinks about food?  I only listen to real chefs like Guy Fieri.  Guy is so money.  I bet this guy has never even been to Flavortown.
 
2013-09-13 03:44:56 PM

LegacyDL: I need to figure out when did Bourdain become the Moses to foodies.


57 year olds rocking Ramone t-shirts and thumb rings with attitude !!!
 
2013-09-13 03:46:08 PM
I know where this is going and i am already semi there...

2.bp.blogspot.com

/giggity
 
2013-09-13 04:15:28 PM

divgradcurl: deadsanta: LegacyDL: I need to figure out when did Bourdain become the Moses to foodies.

Right after he wrote Kitchen Confidential, I'm thinking.

he did drugs and spoke his mind. it is not hard to be authentic when giada (exuberant pronunciation here) and guy ferry are the competition.


/besides, alton brown is moses. errybody knows that...


meh, i don't have as high of an opinion for alton brown. he seems to over simplify and ignore steps, because in his mind, there are less variables to creating flavor.  i just think he's wrong, occasionally
 
2013-09-13 04:31:02 PM
Sometimes I wonder if Jeffrey is Ina"s beard or is Ina his.
 
2013-09-13 04:39:01 PM

Cybernetic: I have never seen an Anthony Bourdain show in my life. Everything I know about the guy is based on his guest shot in an episode of Archer.


Boom!  Bumper!

I've seen most of "No Reservations," the first episode of "Kitchen Confidential," and the Myanmar episode of "Parts Unknown" (I need keep my eyes peeled for reruns.  For some reason CNN isn't running reruns daily like the Travel Channel is with "No Reservations").  I enjoy the combination of travel and food that Bourdain does.  I really like the idea of exploring a culture through its food.  The shows are also usually pretty damn funny.

CSB:  I saw him live in East Lansing, MI.  It was pretty entertaining, but a lot of it was stuff I'd seen him say in other sources.  I wish there had been more time for the Q&A at the end.  Oh well, at least I found out that they're doing a Detroit episode on "Parts Unknown" next season and got to see the promo for the Smoking Tony Bourdain action figure with realistic smoking action and heroin needle.
 
2013-09-13 04:40:46 PM

uncleacid: Sometimes I wonder if Jeffrey is Ina"s beard or is Ina his.


Easy, now... Jeffrey is not one to be trifled with.

*COUGH*illuminati*COUGH*
 
2013-09-13 04:49:02 PM

LegacyDL: I need to figure out when did Bourdain become the Moses to foodies.


Amazing what a little honesty will do for ones career.  'Medium Raw' was very funny and revealing.  Confidential' etc...also.  He's not a poser like Fieri or any number of others on the teebee.  What you see is what you get and if you don't like it, as far as he is concerned, you can go piss up a rope.  Attitudes, he haz em.
 
2013-09-13 04:56:35 PM
Thanks Tony but don't crack my lobsters or clarify the butter.
 
2013-09-13 05:05:06 PM

uncleacid: Sometimes I wonder if Jeffrey is Ina"s beard or is Ina his.


Ina is a chubby chick who is actually very smart, she's a former white house nuclear analyst.

Outcasts tend to hang out together, hence all the gay friends.
 
2013-09-13 05:10:00 PM
I have to say, I mostly enjoy Bourdain, especially for saying the very response to the article I was going to say in the article:

"Uh, wait a minute, asshole -- your whole life is a vacation!"
 
2013-09-13 05:34:50 PM
He's a marketing brand, just like Guy Fierri.  Just a different brand.    I read Medium Raw and he had a long rant about how New York City has become too gentrified and tame, and how it was so much better in the 70s and 80s where the lower east side was a gigantic flop house for drug addicts.   I thought he must be putting on a show and playing up his "character" for his audience, because he can't be serious.  Turned to the back of the book and he basically admitted he was.
 
2013-09-13 06:25:34 PM
f***ing edgy...
 
2013-09-13 06:39:40 PM
I read Kitchen Confidential and watched the early seasons of No Reservations. Bourdain, though, has devolved into the exact sort of TV chef he so often decries.
 
2013-09-13 08:21:12 PM
If he's serious about those steamed clams and lobsters and that heirloom tomato salad, I would do awful, unspeakable things to score an invite to dinner at his place. I've never much cared for his rough-around-the-edges shtick, but for that kind of amazing food, I would gladly tolerate/ignore him for a few hours.
 
2013-09-13 09:41:30 PM

InmanRoshi: He's a marketing brand, just like Guy Fierri.  Just a different brand.    I read Medium Raw and he had a long rant about how New York City has become too gentrified and tame, and how it was so much better in the 70s and 80s where the lower east side was a gigantic flop house for drug addicts.   I thought he must be putting on a show and playing up his "character" for his audience, because he can't be serious.  Turned to the back of the book and he basically admitted he was.


Drugs and rent where MUCH cheaper in those days.

NYC is becoming a "rich people only" place, which is going to kill culture and art due to hegemony.
 
2013-09-14 12:52:39 AM
bourdain has the ability to write exactly "in his voice."

it's easy to picture him as the obsessive dad, and the hopped up shopper.
even as he can step back and laugh at himself

just by accident, i probably worshiped every mid 70's punk band that he did,
so even at his most rebellious i see plenty of humor and irony.
 
2013-09-14 09:08:06 AM

Rapmaster2000: Pfft.  This guy's not even a real chef.  Who care's what he thinks about food?  I only listen to real chefs like Guy Fieri.  Guy is so money.  I bet this guy has never even been to Flavortown.


alol
 
2013-09-14 09:35:00 AM

pute kisses like a man: divgradcurl: deadsanta: LegacyDL: I need to figure out when did Bourdain become the Moses to foodies.

Right after he wrote Kitchen Confidential, I'm thinking.

he did drugs and spoke his mind. it is not hard to be authentic when giada (exuberant pronunciation here) and guy ferry are the competition.


/besides, alton brown is moses. errybody knows that...

meh, i don't have as high of an opinion for alton brown. he seems to over simplify and ignore steps, because in his mind, there are less variables to creating flavor.  i just think he's wrong, occasionally


Wrong Bourdain was Moses, offering a new covenant with food, Brown is John the Baptist sent to prepare the way for the savior. We still await the coming of the Messiah who will lead us from the the Olive Gardens into the promised land
 
Displayed 30 of 30 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report