Tony returns to the kitchen

I am watching the latest episode of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”, which I think premiered last week.

It’s a lot of fun — but completely atypical. Instead of the normal travelogue format, in this episode Bourdain goes home. You see, he hasn’t worked regularly as a chef in several years, since he became an author, TV host and president of the Rachael Ray Fan Club (that last item may have been just a wee bit sarcastic). But tonight, as premise for an episode, he goes back and works his old shift at Les Halles, a New York restaurant. It’s a wonderful, revealing episode about what makes a restaurant kitchen work and how that peculiar chemistry can be altered by the introduction of a new element — say, an older and out-of-practice chef trailing a TV crew.

Here, by the way, is Bourdain’s blog entry about the experience.

2 thoughts on “Tony returns to the kitchen

  1. I really enjoyed this show. It was really interesting watching Tony try to keep up and his reflection of his days in the kitchen. Casey and I LOVE this show! I’ve enjoyed the new season so far.

  2. I really enjoyed this show. It was really interesting watching Tony try to keep up and his reflection of his days in the kitchen. Casey and I LOVE this show! I’ve enjoyed the new season so far.

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