I'm a big food reader. Cookbooks, magazines and (especially of late) food writing. Anthony Bourdain is definitely one of my favorite reads - from the Kitchen Confidential to The Nasty Bits, I appreciate his dry sense of humor and vivid descriptions of both food and the people who make food interesting.
photo by the Travel Channel, LLC (He did, by the way, catch a fish!)
To my great chagrin, when Anthony visited our area recently, he didn't stop by for a bacon cheddar scone or a cinnamon roll. Sigh. He did manage to capture our little piece of Montana beautifully in the current episode of his excellent show, No Reservations, on the Travel Channel. Tim and I both thought that it was one of the most beautifully filmed television shows on Montana we've seen - and the interviews were both insightful and charming. The only downside is that he highlighted the excellent food at the 2nd Street Bistro- our family's personal favorite restaurant in the state. Hope we can still get a reservation...
Tony's blog is also worth a good look - this guy enjoys life and the people he meets in a way that I can really relate to. Lots of energy, a sincere love of people, lots of laughs...and lots of great food. (Granted, I'm a 40ish year old housewife and he's a former heroin addict and world renowned chef with a very rich vocabulary...but I usually can relate to his point of view!)
We heard that Martha Stewart was in the park last week...but I'm a little too afraid of her to want to serve her breakfast! Tony, however, has a standing invitation if he's ever in the neighborhood!
DON'T MISS IT!