Anthony Bourdain Gets Animated

By Karen

Hard-core Bourdainiacs have a treat coming in 2010. The Travel Channel has announced a new 6-part animated Web series called Anthony Bourdain’s Alternate Universe. From the promo, I don’t think Tony will be letting Ariane watch cartoon Dad. Besides Rachael Ray and Sandra Lee’s pickled brains, was that Zamir taking a stake through the heart?

(Travel Channel)

(Travel Channel)

If you’ve ever wondered about Anthony Bourdain’s watch, it’s been identified as an Ernst Benz ChronoFlite World Timer, and he’s a lot smarter than I am if he’s figured out how to use it.

There’s been fallout from Bourdain’s October 13 Larry King Live appearance, where he defended meat-eaters. Fellow guest and Eating Animals author-turned-vegetarian, Jonathan Safran Foer, took exception to Bourdain’s comments, which Bourdain took exception to.

Grub Street also reported Foer’s comments. Bourdain retorts in the 7th comment down.

If you didn’t sit through the video last week, Hanna Wallace of The Faster Times quotes Bourdain’s pithiest comments to King.

Tony’s “I Call Bullshit” session at the New York City Wine and Food Festival with David Chang also reverberated, although not for anything Tony said. Chang dissed San Francisco cuisine, so the Asia Society there canceled a signing of Chang’s new cookbook, Momofuku. Bourdain took Chang’s side, and was quick to comment (3rd one down).

LA Eater has a bit more on Momofuku, with a photo of Tony and Chang dining on something snarly.

I went “Eek!” when I opened this page at Jaunted and saw Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern together. It’s official: they’re shills for Chase Sapphire. Whatever happened to Samantha Brown?

No surprise that Sardinia is now on Tony’s short list of favorite vacation spots. Somehow, I can totally see Zimmern loving DisneyWorld.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports, with photo, that Tony lunched on a catfish taco at Mexicali Blue while filming his Hudson Valley installment of No Reservations.

The LA Times has the latest on the pending sale of the Travel Channel, and No Reservations is still the crown jewel.

7 Responses to Anthony Bourdain Gets Animated

  1. Cindy says:

    An update on the Capitol Food Fight:
    They have added Brian Voltaggio(the older brother)of Top Chef to the fighting chefs
    Two weeks and 2 days to go!!
    I’ll be in touch soon,for meeting plans.

  2. catsworking says:

    But who’s counting? Thanks for the update, Cindy. I hadn’t realized it was getting so close! Thank goodness I just got a really nice haircut.

  3. Bob says:

    OK That cartoon really freaked me out. Just a little scary!!!!

    Well 48 hours from now I will be dining at Les Halles.
    We just picked up our package from the Radio Station.

    Nice hotel, Good Concert Tickets, Reservations made for dinner…

  4. catsworking says:

    OK, Bob, go ahead and RUB IT IN! We don’t mind…

    Bon Voyage. We’ll be waiting to hear all about your experiences in the Big Apple.

  5. Adele says:

    Bob, maybe you could take a camera, so we could see you and Dar dining at Les Halles. I’m also pea green with envy over your getting to go to the 2 concerts. Give my regards to Springsteen.

  6. Bob says:


    The Cameras are packed and ready to go…
    I will do the best I can, maybe I can get a server to take a quick shot with us????

  7. MorganLF says:

    Cindy I have been looking forward to seeing Brian V. I saw Volt on the list of contributing restaurants too.

    His food is amazing on the show. I just hope we get good access. Did you know the event has sold out? That means a HUUUGE crowd. Hope there is plenty!

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