Anthony Bourdain

May 18, 2014

A bouchon was the idea. Henry Miller, in Tropic of Cancer: “Life,” said Emerson, “consists in what a man is thinking all day.” If that be so, then my life is nothing but a big intestine. I not only think about food all day, but I dream about it at night.” This is me, too. […]

May 16, 2014

Lingering over a noisette. We talk and we listen to others around us talk and smell the smoke from their Gitanes and hear the clopping of shoes walking by and then we talk some more. In the morning sun, over a noisette. Hard to define contentness with any more clarity… Laughing to myself: See that […]

May 15, 2012

Watching No Reservations reruns tonight. Bourdain in Paris. Hanging with Joël Robuchon. Robuchon understands that there is an ethos of places. Of a Tapas Bar. There’s a tastiness that goes just with the ambiance. And it is the same for Paris. I like AB because AB makes me hungry. It’s not so much a hunger […]

June 1, 2008

Nice thing about flying Virgin from Seattle to San Diego is, you get to stop in San Francisco. Yeah, it adds about two hours to the flight. But unlike Southwest, you get to get off the plane and stretch your legs. There’s usually just enough time to take a shit and drink a beer. In […]