Bourdain: Medium Raw Confessions

1 Jul

Last night I went to a very exciting book signing with Anthony Bourdain for his new book, Medium Raw (and that’s exactly how I like my meat cooked).

The guy was hilarious. He started with a disclaimer of how he has never been a good chef and how he actually got into  the restaurant business not because he loved food but because he “just wanted to get laid.” I have no problem believing him.

He also explained to us how parenthood has changed his life. Thus, ditching the earring, thumb ring and leather jacket for Dora the Explorer, Ni Hao Kailan and terrifying his daughter with stories about how many children have gone missing after eating a Happy Meal at McDonald’s.

His often funny, often pungent and insulting anecdotes are inspiring and its hard not to like the guy. After asked what would be his death row meal, Bourdain answered that once upon a time it had been buttery bone marrow on a piece of toast but he recently changed his mind for the sea urchin, lardo and sea salt treat at Marea restaurant in New York City.

I’ll stick with the bone marrow.

Lucky fans who did a shot with Bourdain.

The pictures aren’t amazing, I know. the lighting was pretty bad and I forgot to bring my “better” camera.

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