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Podcast Interview with Anthony Bourdain
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 | posted by Mike

As part of the promotion for Anthony Bourdain’s latest book of essays, The Nasty Bits, the book’s Canadian publisher, Raincoast Books, has put out a three-part podcast featuring an interview and some “day-in-the-life” recordings from his book tour stop in Vancouver.

Anyone who has read Kitchen Confidential knows that Bourdain writes with a clean, forceful voice. His prose backs up his thoughts and status as a pull-no-punches truth teller. His voiceover work on his television shows is also good, although he is working with the benefit of a script and hindsight.

Listening to these podcast interviews, however, is a great way to see Bourdain’s mind at work. He’s just as witty, insightful, self-assured and thoughtful in these interviews as he is in print or on television. He’s also paired with an interviewer who goes past the standard celebrity chef questions, which is an absolute must with Bourdain.

They hit on a wide variety of topics, including where to get breakfast in NYC, how an omelet can prove a chef’s worth and the role of Latinos in restaurant kitchens. And all of it is interesting.

Be sure to check them out. The page has “Listen Now” links, so you should have no problem listening through your desktop if you don’t have an iPod.

By the way…anyone have other good foodie podcast recommendations? I’m already a subscriber to the very good Men in Aprons podcast, but if you have another I should check out, email me at tvfoodfan@gmail.com.



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