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Anthony Bourdain

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    May 24, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Ruben Ortega of Hugo's and the Traditional Foods of Mexico

    This week, we've been chatting with Ruben Ortega of Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe. This is the third and final part of a three-part Chef Chat series. If you missed our previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Ruben is the lesser known sibling of Hugo Ortega, and his official title at ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    What Will We Take Away from the Age of the Foodie?

    It could be said that the Age of the Foodie has arrived. Food is the topic of interest across more conversations than simply what the current fad diet is or what restaurant you ate at for your anniversary. Food is everything these days. Hell, it's even being blamed for killing rock and roll. Food ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Methadone Tastes Horrible: Anthony Bourdain's 10 Best AMA Responses on Reddit

    Early yesterday afternoon, celebrity chef, author and TV star Anthony Bourdain popped into social news mega-site Reddit to do an informal Q&A session -- or AMA (Ask Me Anything in Reddit Speak) -- with the site's users. AMAs have fast become a popular tool for celebrities, newsmakers and even politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    The Taste: Three Chefs And A Baby

    Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. - H.L. Mencken Greetings, Eating Our Words-ians. My name's Pete and I usually skulk over on Art Attack writing about things that nobody cares about. This includes weekly recaps of random reality shows, so when I decided to wr ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    The Taste Premiere: Sea Bass with Butterscotch for Anthony Bourdain

    With television today overwhelmed by reality shows that feature everything from singing to dancing to racing around the world, it's no surprise that ABC has a new reality competition centered around cooking. The Taste is exactly like The Voice on NBC, except that instead of judging someone's voice b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain: Not Quite Evil but Still a Badass

    We last saw Anthony Bourdain in Houston back in 2010 right after the release of his book, Medium Raw. It was a sold out show befitting of a rock star, and those that came looking for his usual offensive language and utter disdain for Food Network stars and all things celebrity chefs weren't disappoi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Visit Our Food Truck Court Tomorrow and Enter to Win a Free Pair of Tickets to the Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert Show

    As promised in the aftermath of Anthony Bourdain's last visit to Jones Hall in 2010, the foul-mouthed chef is back -- and this time with Eric Ripert, Bourdain's constant friend and foil. Bourdain and Ripert's speaking engagement tomorrow night is rightfully called Good vs. Evil and although it's not ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

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    October 25, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain, Part 2: Layovers, Twitter, Ruth Bourdain and the Dangers of Boredom

    Yesterday, we caught up with Anthony Bourdain -- chef, author, TV host, publisher and recent Texas barbecue convert. We talked about his love affair with Austin (he used the word "quirky" twice, if you're counting) and his disdain for Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner, why restaurants servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Barbecue

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Just yes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain on Hipsters, Food Critics, Tasting Menus, the Death of Fine Dining and a Religious Experience with Texas Barbecue

    The biggest problem with interviewing Anthony Bourdain is not the crackly phone connection between Houston and New York City, nor is it the general trepidation that comes with talking to someone who's notoriously, forcefully honest. The problem is that Bourdain is so interesting -- has traveled so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Heads to Cook It Raw

    What does the chef and owner of the world's best restaurant do in his spare time? He finds ways to make cooking more challenging and intellectually stimulating. Rene Redzepi, of the famous NOMA in Copenhagen, also founded Cook It Raw. CIR is a food event that gathers 15 chefs in an unfamiliar settin ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 1, 2012

    Upcoming Events: A Birthday Barbecue at the Best Block in Houston

    This Thursday, June 7, head out to the so-called Best Block in Houston to help celebrate the birthday of a local legend, pitmaster Adam Fisher. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Continental Club will be hosting a birthday extravaganza for Fisher, whose barbecue has been a fixture at the concert venue for a doz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    UME's Lauren Larson: "Summer Fest Will Always Be Special To Us"

    Not until I conversed with UME frontwoman Lauren Larson did I realize that 2009's Summer Fest was the band's first real festival, and afterwards they would find themselves on even bigger stages than the one at Eleanor Tinsley Park. The Austin-based band plays this year's fest at 6 p.m. on Sunday eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Who Said It: Anthony Bourdain or Paula Deen?

    Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen may currently be the two most diametrically opposed personalities in today's food world. The two have feuded for years, with Bourdain generally accusing Deen of fattening up America for profit and Deen generally accusing Bourdain of being an elitist. Most recently, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Matt Bradshaw of El Gran Malo

    We stopped into El Gran Malo this week because nothing quite warms your chilled bones like a few shots of crushed black pepper, sea salt, cayenne and toasted Texas pecan-infused tequila. We sampled some of the bar's newest infusions, snacked on bacon-wrapped jalapenos that were so spicy my ears hurt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    5 Food Celebrities We'd Rather See Naked Than Anthony Bourdain (and 5 We Wouldn't)

    Stars and hearts over the naughty bits, so this is almost 100 percent safe for work. Almost.​In case you hadn't heard -- especially since the man himself Tweeted the pic -- a nude photo of Anthony Bourdain surfaced yesterday, taken 12 years prior while on vacation. To quote Bourdain on the pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    City of Ate: Our sister paper in Dallas interviewed Anthony Bourdain in advance of his new show, 48 Hours, and as Bourdain is wont to do, he dispensed some straightforward talk about his "low opinion" of Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner, why anonymity in a food critic isn't critically impor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Odd Pair: Spaghetti and Meatballs and a High-Plains Greek Rosé

    ​Who can resist classic, homemade spaghetti and meatballs? Even the most snooty Italophiles among us, those who turn their noses up at blasphemous Italian-American cuisine citing the god of Authenticity, are easily corrupted when it comes to this dish, which evokes a cinematically rich swath o ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt discovered an excellent Italian restaurant in Spring called Capri. While dining there, what did she have to drink with her tagliatelle al salmone? Boone's Farm. Commenter Eric Hanao wrote in with some words of support: So. Freaking. Awesome. A true foodie will eat and dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Zilla Street Eats

    ​In the past, when occasional Eating Our Words blogger Jason Kerr wasn't dishing up fine French cuisine at Café Rabelais, he was hanging out with his BFF Anthony Bourdain at Jones Hall. Well, now he has a new way to keep himself occupied at night - running a food truck. The mobile cuisine g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Top 5 Food Network Chef-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    You can be Mario Batali in just a few easy steps.​Halloween is upon us, yet again. And every year, Halloween costumes get either sluttier or blatantly, intentionally lamer. (Witness our sister blog, Art Attack, for more ideas on how to achieve the latter.) So what does a food-loving, non-slut ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 24, 2010

    The Night I Snuck Around Jones Hall and...Oh, Yeah...Talked to Anthony Bourdain

    Katharine ShilcuttCan you spot our mustachioed interloper? ​Fellow chef Mike Nutt, the Chef de Cuisine at Laurenzo's Grill on Washington, invited me to tag along with him and the other chefs catering the book signing following Anthony Bourdain's sold-out talk at Jones Hall, called Up Close and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    So THAT'S what they did with all the oil-coated octopi they fished out of the Gulf.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where THE SPICE MUST FLOW. We started the week off by getting some terrible tapas in the Arcade Fire's least-favorite Houston suburb, the Woodlands. ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Bourdain Takes the Bayou City

    ​A sold-out show at Jones Hall last night was enough to convince the Society for the Performing Arts that they should bring author and TV host Anthony Bourdain back for another speaking engagement -- this time with Eric Ripert, it seems -- but the question is: Will Houston come back to watch h ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain

    The bad boy of food likes life medium raw

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    August 27, 2010

    A Pork Belly Slider at Odd Duck Trailer in Austin

    Tam Vo​Austin is inundated with food trailers these days, and it's glorious. With so many to choose from, deciding on a trailer was a big decision. Luckily, with the help of my dear friend and mentor, Tony Bourdain, who doesn't yet know he's my good friend and mentor but has already visited Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    "So like, what-all do they serve here?"​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we have no cream of the crop because crops aren't supposed to have cream on them. Gross. We started off the week by disarming some alarmism with our look into some foods which are sligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain: "There Has Never Been a Better Time to Eat in America"

    Anthony Bourdain is a man who requires little introduction. The author of Kitchen Confidential -- the book published almost exactly 10 years ago, which catapulted him to fame -- and host of popular TV shows like A Cook's Tour and No Reservations, Bourdain is the prototypical bad-boy chef, Marco Pier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    What Would You Ask Anthony Bourdain?

    ​Right around this time next week, we'll be having the ultimate Chef Chat with none other than everyone's favorite culinary iconoclast: Anthony Bourdain. On September 20, Jones Hall and the Society for the Performing Arts is hosting Bourdain as he comes to Houston for a one-night-only speakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Battle Celebrity Chefs

    Guy Fieri.​The other night I was watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and every time it would go to commercial, I would scroll down to the Travel Channel and watch No Reservations. Then it hit me: Could there be two "celebrity chefs" any more famous and yet totally different than Guy Fieri an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Pop Rocks: How The Marriage Ref Almost Ruined My Marriage

    ​My wife and I have been married for almost 14 years. In that time, we've had to come to a certain...understanding about each others' tastes.We agree mostly on the big stuff, like politics (pinko), finances (slightly more free-spending than Ebenezer Scrooge), and child-rearing (sleep in a drawer a ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    No Reservations: Sardinia

    When I was growing up, my family went to Macaroni Grill for food from Europe's boot-shaped nation. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized that maybe I'd never had Italian food. Watching the last episode of this season's No Reservations, in which Anthony Bourdain travels to Sardinia, I ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    No Reservations: Outer Boroughs

    Photo by duluoz_cats​Regretting having spent almost his entire life in Manhattan with nary a trip to the four outer boroughs, Anthony Bourdain took on the robust culinary scenes of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island in this week's episode of No Reservations. It seemed like a familia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    No Reservations: Montana

    Photo by gaby53mt​Usually Anthony Bourdain is a hedonist. He indulges in food, alcohol and not a few off-color sex jokes, no matter what city or what audience. But this week while visiting Montana, he exits out of the fast lane. Maybe it's the mountains, but in the first 20 minutes of the epis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    No Reservations: Thailand

    When Anthony Bourdain and his crew visited Thailand in April, Bangkok was in political upheaval. This week's episode of No Reservations opened with flickering images of soldiers, protesters and smoke, with Bourdain admitting, "I don't know what to say about Thailand. I don't know how to make sense o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    No Reservations: San Francisco

    Photo by Preston CovillaudOutside Pirate Cat Radio in San Francisco​Feeling even more antagonistic than usual, Anthony Bourdain toured San Francisco in this week's episode of No Reservations. He brought the full power of his disdain to the city's organic, local and vegan food by not sampling a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    This Week's No Reservations: Street Food

    Photo by BOMBMANWhat we wouldn't give for this kind of street food in Houston...​This week's "Street Food" episode of No Reservations was kind of phoned in. The only new footage was of Anthony Bourdain wandering around New York City eating a hot dog and pondering aloud -- the other scenes were ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    This Week's No Reservations: Rust Belt

    Photo by CaDeltaFotoBaltimore's skyline: Much nicer than one would anticipate​This week Anthony Bourdain headed to Baltimore, Buffalo and Detroit, or, as he called them, "fucked up cities I kinda love." The episode was light on snark and heavy on pathos and snowscapes of abandoned structures. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    This Week's No Reservations

    In this week's episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain traveled to Melbourne, Australia. Despite Crocodile Dundee stereotypes of Australia, Melbourne is actually a thriving cultural capital with ethnically diverse cuisines - "like San Francisco, but without the fog." Surprisingly, it was Bourda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Bourdain Is Back

    No Reservations is back. The ever-loquacious Anthony Bourdain visited Chile, skipping from Santiago to wine country, the coast and Patagonia, sampling food, waxing poetic and keeping it real the entire time. Here is a recap of the delicious Chilean cuisine and Bourdain-isms from last night's episo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Five Worst Hangovers In The Movies

    The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, chances are you're going to drink. A lot. To help ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    December 19, 2007
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    July 7, 2005

    Chefs Rule!

    If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen

  • Dining

    November 11, 2004

    Mussels In

    Anthony Bordain insults and cajoles his newest kitchen recruit: you

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    May 29, 2003
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