I haven’t brought up Anthony Bourdain after all these posts. And if you don’t know who he is, Anthony is a long time chef turned author… turned successful everything relating to food. He host’s ‘No Reservations’ on the travel channel. But here’s my take. I love his ‘Kitchen Confidential’ book (went through it in about 4 straight hours). I enjoy his show, and I somewhat like the personality.
He has a blog on the travel channel site you can check out here. Anthony is no doubt skilled and talented. I think he is a very good ambassador to other countries when he travels, which is big in my book, but I find him a little dishonest. Let me explain. I think as a host, you have to know how to use humor when situations are not good. You have to give an honest opinion and then make the guy not feel like entire crap. And humor is how you do this. Instead Bourdain only knows that adjective sarcastic wit. He’s good at it, but it seems that’s all he knows. But that’s my only one gripe with the guy. I’d welcome him anywhere and even ate at his restaurant in Miami “Les Halles.” One of the most memorable meals I’ve ever had.