More Bourdain for you today. The blog Grub Street talked to the man it's calling "the elder statesman of food" about Medium Raw, a Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and and the People Who Cook, his sequel to Kitchen Confidential:
I guess I'm less interested in being cruel or malicious just for the sake of a laugh. I mean ... Sandra Lee is pretty low hanging fruit. On the other hand, one of the reasons I've been so unpleasant on the subject of Alice Waters is that I suspect she's right about most things—in principle, anyway. The disconnect between message and messenger seems to be what drives me batty.
Hmm, mellowing with age? Maybe not. Bourdain says he "did manage to write the most vicious, hateful, and angry single chapter of my life [called 'Heroes and Villians']. It's like riding a bike. You never forget."
The expected publication date for Medium Raw is June 8, 2010.
Earlier today: Anthony Bourdain on Alt Side