TV chef Anthony Bourdain skewers cooking rivals

Thu Sep 2, 2010 11:08pm EDT
 
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By James Hibberd

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Food and travel provocateur Anthony Bourdain is celebrating the 100th episode of his genre-busting Travel Channel series "No Reservations" on Monday. The host, chef and author critiques other cooking reality shows, defends his pork enthusiasm, reveals the cities with the best (and worst) food, and where he's going next.

SO WHICH CITY HAD THE BEST FOOD?

Anthony Bourdain: Wow, tough question. Either Hong Kong, San Sebastian, Saigon -- those would all be strong candidates.

HOW ABOUT BEST IN THE U.S.?

Bourdain: New York, of course. We have a good mix of high and low cuisine. We have large immigrant communities, so we have Mexico, Central and South America, all over Asia.

AND THE WORST?

Bourdain: Bucharest (Romania) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan) are not high on my list.

ON "NO RESERVATIONS," WHEN SOME NICE FAMILY IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE IS MAKING YOU SOMETHING THAT LOOKS UTTERLY HORRIFIC IN A BUCKET, AND YOU GO, "UMM, THAT'S GOOD," I ALWAYS THINK: "SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE FULL OF IT."   Continued...