February 23, 2007

Friday Fun: Anthony Bourdain edition

Michael Ruhlman's blog has a guest post from famed TV/celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain (Wikipedia). Now Bourdain is sort of the General Patton of TV chefs and takes no prisoners when he goes after various Food Network personalities. Some excerpts:

EMERIL: I’m actually grateful when I channel surf across his show. He’s STILL there--the original Behemoth. And I STILL find him unwatchable.


RACHAEL: Complain all you want. It’s like railing against the pounding surf. She only grows stronger and more powerful. Her ear-shattering tones louder and louder. We KNOW she can’t cook. She shrewdly tells us so. So...what is she selling us? Really? She’s selling us satisfaction, the smug reassurance that mediocrity is quite enough.


SANDRA LEE: Pure evil. This frightening Hell Spawn of Kathie Lee and Betty Crocker seems on a mission to kill her fans, one meal at a time. She Must Be Stopped. Her death-dealing can-opening ways will cut a swath of destruction through the world if not contained.

Ouch. But funny in a vicious sort of way. He actually has some nice things to say about people like Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and even Giada De Laurentiis.

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