Discussion in 'Montreal Canadiens' started by ahmedou, Jan 26, 2018.
Honestly, I'm having a difficult time watching the special...
I saw some of it. It's a tough watch to be sure, especially for those of us who looked up to him.
At least you got to meet him, even if it wasn't the most pleasant encounter. I've always wondered how he is in person. I've seen him described as a very shy person.
When you see pics of him in his 20s, the impression I got was how similar he looked to Howard Stern. Real uncanny.
I saw this article on FB and needed to share it. It speaks volumes of the kindness and inclusiveness of Anthony Bourdain, as well as his championing for the underdog.
A great warming glimpse into a man for whom a great many of us already felt admiration and respect.
Bourdain speaks up for Food Writer
Most of the Quebec born/based chef are either full of it or theyre just regular down to earth dudes wholl call you "bro/big/man", just gotta hope its the latter with Picard, he seems to be a bit intense thats for sure.
Had the pleasure of speaking with Bottura, that was one of the most surprising encounters Ive had and I wasnt expecting this at all. When I looked up and saw his crazy gray hair and his small glasses I was pretty much shocked.
I only know Picard from his appearances on Bourdain's shows and his own show that aired several years ago. I love his whole animal philosophy and his over the top tendancies to excess, often with fois gras.
He seemed like a fun, good natured fellow to me with interesting and delicious food. I don't usually care for most, if not all Canadian cooking personalities. As a rule, they seem insipid to me. Not so Picard.
I don't know if the Berlin episode was the last one of the season. Before he died it was merely going to be the next episode so there may be more "in the can" waiting to be aired.
But while we're on the subject, that Berlin episode was so incredibly good that it should win an Emmy. The writing was fantastic and the visuals were impeccable. The featured foods were nothing special but this wasn't an episode that was really about the food. It's about place, context, emotion, mood. It had such depth. It just served to make the loss of Bourdain even more poignant.
Current only as well... For me it's a two horse race between Alex Atala and Grant Achatz.
How about having a beer with Bergevin in da foxhole?
It's a choice between vomiting or going the self-induced route.
That has to be top on a list of a few posters here
Well, this has been a blast to watch.
If you're into BBC mini-series it's a must-see IMO. It's just so damn grounded in reality, something producers struggle with at large this side of the Atlantic.
Every time I stumble upon these golden nuggets I wish more of them could be discovered easier. The searches in-between just take too long.
Massimo Bottura's episode of Chef's Table is one of my favourite episodes.
This one is for you.
I'm about to check it out.
You won't believe it, and you don't have to, but let's just say a close friend did recently.
And yes, he lives up to his HF reputation.
Go on ...
Cant pm you apparently.
Thanks for the heads up GoodKiwi. That looks great! I really hope you enjoy it. I noticed one of the actresses that played in River.
Feel free to PM me too, while you're at it.
Maybe Bourdain was taken out for his comments about president Trump and Kim Jong-un
Bourdain's wife Instagram is the creepiest thing ever
His ex wife Otavia, or his girlfriend Asia?
Thanks, GoodKiwi, these two shows seem to be right up my alley. I will definitely check them out.
I've never watched Anthony Bourdain's shows. Where should I start? Is there a big difference between "No reservations" and "Parts Unknown" or is it basically the same thing?
I'd do it chronologically:
A Cook's Tour
Now, the first two are very similar - they both concentrate more on food exploration than anything else. They are also the ones that feature a more "naive" and edgier Bourdain. First one of the two is certainly starting to feel dated and can be corny at times. "No Reservations" is basically a mature remake of "A Cook's Tour".
"The Layover" changes the format a little, but is in the same vein as the two above. This one tries to get its viewer a bit more sense of the location along with food culture. The format is interesting if somewhat flawed (Tony being Tony actually makes jokes about the fake structure of the show often during it).
"Parts Unknown" is not a show about food or travel. It only uses local cuisines as a backdrop for much more serious sociopolitical subject matter. Tony you see here is a far cry from his earlier version. He is predominantly a listener here and he rarely is the one driving dialogue. I often got a feeling that Anthony is tired/disinterested throughout it. This show is certainly meant for a much more mature audience and it doesn't chase mass appeal. I found myself to be less interested in certain episodes than I was in others and I think that's perfectly normal. This is a deeply exploratory series.
If I had to pick my favourite among these four I'd say it's "No Reservations". It's more casual and Bourdain we see there connects with me more. It features some memorable humorous moments that I like a great deal.
Hope this helps and, trust me, you're in for a treat! I'm jealous.
Great synopses and descriptions of those Boudain series @GoodKiwi!
I remember when he was in Sweden and had a Swedish midnight special aka "tunnbrödsrulle". It's a very thin soft flat bread that they at times have at IKEA and then you add mashed potatoes, a sausage either a wiener or a bratwurst, then mustard. ketchup and a mayo based shrimp salad plus dill weed and make a roll. You can get a kebab/gyro this way as well but no mashed potatoes or sausage. I have made a few here in the US and it brings back the memories when you walked home from a nightclub/bar etc. in the middle of the night and had that what we call "fyllhunger" blotto hunger perhaps in British English. One of the first things I did when I visited Sweden the last time was taking my son to one of them and he loved it.