Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I heart Anthony Bourdain

I am in love with another man. He is a trash talking, beer drinking, smoke a cigarette every other minute kind of guy. And he is on TV. He couldn't be more different than my wonderful husband Joe. Still, my heart skips a beat every time I watch the Travel Channel on Monday nights.

Anthony Bourdain is a chef, bestselling author and host of a really cool show called Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations. He travels the globe and will eat anything put on his plate, as long as it is accompanied by a cold drink and a smoke. He has an awesome sense of humor and I just can't get enough.

Last night was his two hour season premiere. The first hour showcased his travels to Japan and then he headed over to Mainland China during the second half. First things first - the food in Japan looked incredible! Sushi and something called Octopus balls (catchy name, isn't it) were really mouthwatering. When he then headed to Beijing and found a little place that made Peking duck over an open fire I thought that my eyes would pop out of my head - it looked that good! Now, if you are a little squeamish about food, then you could just fast forward through the cow stomach segment. I will try almost anything, even cow stomach, although I have to admit that it did not look all that appetizing.

Most of all, the real reason that I enjoy watching No Reservations is that Anthony, even with his slight edginess, is always very respectful of the places and cultures that he visits. Just like my husband. Now, if I could only talk Joe into picking up all those other habits...

8 comments:

Linda, Brandon, Braydon, and Lila said...

Isn't it funny how we all have our little celeb. crushes?
I've seen the show...He lokks like a cool guy to hang with.

Nicole said...

I'll have to check that out. And, I won't tell Joe about your little crush.

Kristin said...

OH! I too LOVE Anthony Bourdain... you have to read, "Kitchen Confidential"... he has quite a past!

asiangarden said...

haha I like cow stomach, you just can't think of it as cow stomach!
How about chicken feet? ;)

Juliet said...

The octopus balls are called takoyaki, and they are yummy!
Like Asiangarden, I like cow stomach,too. And chicken feet. Fried pork intestines are good, too. Ah, the things we white wives to Chinese husbands learn to like. LOL

Joannah said...

Oh, I'm right there w/ you! I started watching him last summer when he went to Paris. I had just gone to Paris and I was trying to sustain the French high I was on. Anyway, I love his show so much that I TiVo it. I saw that he was going to China - I can hardly wait to see that episode! His book - Kitchen Confidential - is a good read, too.

Sean and Gen said...

oh yes....i do have a little crush on the guy. Sean believes its because he can cook and eats out alot.

I don't know, he just seems like a lotta fun :)

Ryan and Heather Oldenburg said...

I LOOOOVEEE that show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tivo it and watch it all the time! I wish I could meet him he seems like such a fun guy :)