Anthony Bourdain describes himself as an "enthusiast," though strangely, as we watch him globetrot across our televisions eating some of the world's most exotic and delicious foods, living a life many would trade their first born for, his demeanor is rarely all that enthusiastic. Known well for his ... More >>
As part of his "Guts and Glory" tour, Anthony Bourdain will be coming to Los Angeles for a show at the Pantages Theater on April 16 of next year. L.A. chef Roy Choi will join Bourdain on stage for an evening of (according to the press release) "candid, often hysterical insights about their life's wo ... More >>
Today on his blog, Anthony Bourdain pens a long and thoughtful piece about his 10 favorite episodes of No Reservations as the show's run comes to an end. Bourdain will be leaving the Travel Channel for CNN, where he will host a similar show that will launch next year.
It was a battle of the coasts in last night's Top Chef Masters finale, pitting New York's Kerry Heffernan against San Francisco's golden boy Chris Cosentino.
But it wasn't just that. It was also a battle of culinary ideologies, considering these two chefs' approach to food couldn't be more differen ... More >>
Paging P. Diddy. There was a white party and no one invited you.
OK, it wasn't that kind of white party. Instead, on last night's episode of Top Chef Masters, the final four contestants were charged with catering a Dîner en Blanc, which is kind of like the James Bond of meals, that is, if 007 had ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Yes, a paleta is an ice pop, in the same way that a square is a rectangle, which is to say it's frozen and has a stick." 10 Best Paletas in Los Angeles.
"We have a notoriously low percentage of passport holders. I don't unde ... More >>
See also: Anthony Bourdain: 5 Unexpected Lessons He Taught Us Last Night.
See also: Anthony Bourdain's Baja Episode of No Reservations Will Make You Want to Cross the Border Immediately.
Anthony Bourdain has a lightness to his voice. It's jovial, almost, which is unnerving. "This is the longest I'v ... More >>
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
The James Beard awards are the food equivalent of the Oscars: prestigious golden whatsits, fancy dress event, silly acceptance speeches, requisite grouching about the whole thing being rigged. Oh, yes, and lots of highly talented people getting much-deserved recognition. This year's awards ceremony ... More >>
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Tr ... More >>
My Last BiteDungeness crab, broccoli mayo, broccoli "kimchi" at Ink.Michael Voltaggio's Ink., which our own critic described as "the most eagerly anticipated brick-and-mortar opening in years," has been named the best new restaurant in America by GQ.
The magazine's editors along with restau ... More >>
-- Pabst relocates HQ to Los Angeles. Guess we'll have to start drinking the stuff. [Los Angeles Times]
-- The Rise Of The Robo-Waiter. [NPR]
-- Mr. Potato Heart. [Psycho-Gourmet]
-- Happy 65th birthday, Tommy's. [LA Observed]
-- Treme Watch: Alan Richman Gets a Cocktail in His Face. [Eater]
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The IACP, which would be the International Association of Culinary Professionals and not the International Association of Chiefs of Police -- which comes up first on a Google search, proving maybe that cops can SEO better than writers -- yesterday announced the finalists for both the 2011 Coo ... More >>
Anne FishbeinCasey Lane and crew at the Tasting Kitchen
For those of you who do not read GQ for photos of Jessica Alba or sartorial advice but for other things, like restaurant news, Alan Richman has picked The 10 Best New Restaurants in America. Welcome to the year's end. New York City's Lin ... More >>