Even between seasons of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain doesn’t seem to sleep in the same bed 2 nights in a row. On May 28, he’ll be giving one of his talks at De Anza Community College in Cupertino, California. I wonder if his recent face-to-face encounter with Alice Waters inspired any new material, and if he’ll have the nerve to unleash it on her home turf?
On May 29, he appears at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon. On May 30, he’ll be in Seattle sharing a stage with his good friend, Mario Batali, for “An Evening,” which may well prove the highlight of his week.
What a life.
Bourdain’s May 14 appearance at the Connecticut Forum with Alice Waters and Duff Goldman is still rippling throughout the blogosphere. Here’s a video clip of Alice Waters pontificating on hot dogs and Tony’s response, which brought the conversation back to earth.
Here’s another bit where they all discuss food as aphrodisiac.
Michael Costanza attended the event and dubbed Alice Waters “the new postergirl for food snobbery” and vowed to eat half a dozen hot dogs over Memorial Day weekend just to spite her. [Note to Cats Working reader Nancy (not THAT Nancy): If you click this link, brace yourself.]
Someone caught Tony standing around in Chinatown. I seem to remember him saying a while back that he intended to retire that leather jacket. I’m glad he didn’t. It’s so him.
And here’s a candid shot of Tony and Ottavia sent by Cats Working reader Linda. They’re at Bar Pitti e Da Silvano in Greenwich Village. Don’t they look like a pair of crazy kids in love?
Now we have a mystery to solve: Somebody caught Bourdain filming something in front of his home-base restaurant, Les Halles. What could he have been up to?
At Let’ Get Together Blog, Bourdain was selected as the inaugural Food Hottie of the Month, in spite of somewhat conflicted thoughts about him.
My Opera, a recently initiated Bourdainiac, wrote an interesting analysis of what Tony does on No Reservations.
If you’re a foodie wannabe, Bourdain and other chefs contributed recipes, observations, and advice to The Foodie Handbook: The (almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy by Pim Techamuanvivit, to be released in October.
UPDATE: Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King, interviewed Tony for Oprah Radio™ in August 2007, and I just found the first 11 minutes, thanks to a tip from Cats Working reader Bob. Gayle’s questions cover no new ground, and she has some difficulty shutting up to let Tony speak, but Bourdain’s always a good conversationalist.