Anthony Bourdain was quoted in Present Magazine saying he plans to shoot another episode of No Reservations in Vietnam in December where he’ll visit the woman who played his godmother in two previous shows.
While he’s there, he’s going house-hunting because he’s ready to “settle for a while,” and sees himself as the really tall guy with the Italian wife and toddler in a little fishing village.
No word yet on what that means for the future of NR, although he also mentioned “you’ll notice a lot of Italian shows coming up.”
I wonder if he’ll acknowledge Ottavia’s presence in those, or continue to keep her hovering around the edges?
On another front, maybe Bourdain knows it’s time to leave the States and lie low for a while. Hezbollah Tofu has apparently been on hiatus during the summer, but it’s back and still steamed about Tony’s anti-veganism.
Digging for tidbits, I came across this new (old) pic of teenage Tony and his crowning glory, accompanying a reprint of the Cory Streeter interview in the Kansas City Star.
On the literary scene, Bourdain just edited The Best American Travel Writing 2008, coming out this month. Among the contributors are David Sedaris, Paul Theroux, and Calvin Trillin.
The next best thing to reading or watching Bourdain himself is reading travel essays he hand-picked – even as we mourn his imminent defection from the U.S. in 2009.