Showing posts with label Anthony Bourdain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anthony Bourdain. Show all posts

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Souffle Mania to Hit New York





Classic CHEESE SOUFFLE



Souffle Mania? What? Yes "Souffle Mania" is about to hit New York. Chef Franics Staub (Le Coq Rico) has been mystified to the reasoning why the Souffle isn't more popular in New York, and he's looking to change that with his new namesake restaurant Francis Staub," in the former space of Les Halles, and the kitchen where Anthony Bourdain once ran. Yes it's hallow ground.

Staub and his Chef d Cusisine Richard Farnabe plan to have as many as 10 different Souffle choices on the menu, 5 savory and 5 sweet ones, which will range in price from $14 to $22 ... Chef Farnabe says that possible souffle options will be Lobster Souffle, Foe Gras Souffle ("Yumm"). Escargots, and of course a Chocolate one.  Bistro classics such as Escargots, Pate, Steak Frite, Dove Sole and other classics are sure to be on hand.

This all sounds most interesting. We wish Mr. Staub and his team well, and we're interested to see how this Souffle Thing will take. Bon Apettit.







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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Did Anthony Bourdain Invent Food Porn

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Anthony Bourdain

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

The BOOK THAT MADE TONY FAMOUS

BUT DID HE INVENT FOOD PORN ???



Well Tony popularized the term FOOD PORN, and did so without a doubt more than any one single person in this World. Yes Tony did, and is still doing so, with his wonderful Food Shows (Food Porn) : NO RESERVATIONS, PATS UNKNOWN, The LAYOVER and other Bourdain Shows, all absolutely wonderful, and as only Tony could do,     "Fugettabout it FOOD NETWORK, you can Only DREAM of Doing something as Masterful as Mr. Bourdain." Keep Dreaming ..
So Who Did INVENT FOOD PORN, you want to know? Well a writer named Rosalind Coward in her book FEMALE DESIRE (1984)  ...
Here you go, the passage Mis Coward wrote, using the term Food Porn for the first time in the History of the World ..
"Cooking food and presenting it beautifully is an act of servitude. It is a way of expressing affection through a gift... That we should aspire to produce perfectly finished and presented food is a symbol of a willing and enjoyable participation in servicing others. Food pornography exactly sustains these meanings relating to the preparation of food. The kinds of picture used always repress the process of production of a meal. They are always beautifully lit, often touched up." 





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ANTHONY BOURDAIN on The LINE at LES HALLES

NEW YORK , NY





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TONY'S FOOD PORN



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PAPAYA KING HOT DOGS

One of TONY'S FAVORITES

FOOD PORN




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TONY'S FAVORITE FOOD PORN

A BOW of NOODLES in SOUTH EAST ASIA

PHO in VIETNAM






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TONY'S IDEA of HEAVEN !!

FOOD PORN




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THE BADASS COOKBOOK

SECRET RECIPES
 
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FOOD PORN  - Lust for the Gastronomic, from Zola to Cookbooks ...

by Anthony Bourdain 2001   Food porn, the glorification of food as a substitute for sex, is not an entirely new phenomenon. Nor, perhaps, is the "objectification" of food: displays or descriptions of food -- and its preparation -- for an audience that has no intention of actually cooking or eating any of it. Few people leafing through that ultimate volume of chef porn, the unspeakably lush, jaw-droppingly beautiful "French Laundry Cookbook," would ever attempt to re-create its recipes. We keep it on a special place on our bookshelves, safely away from any food that might mark its seductive and colorful photographs, as our parents might once have kept Miller's "Tropic of Cancer" or "The Olympia Reader" away from general reading. Like the best of pornography, the best of food porn depicts beautiful "objects" arranged in ways one might never have previously considered; star chefs, like the porn stars before them, doing things on paper which few amateurs would ever try at home.
If early works about sex sought to appeal to a sense of yearning, a longing for physical gratification, so did Emile Zola's 1873 foodie masterpiece, "The Belly of Paris," which places its starving hero at the epicenter of French food, the Parisian central marketplace of Les Halles. In page after page of lavishly detailed descriptions, the line between sex and food becomes permeable, the charms of charcuterie, fish, meat and vegetables threatening to supplant sex entirely. Among wildly enthusiastic accounts such as "surging piles [of vegetables] akin to hurrying waves, this river of verdure rushing along the roadway like an autumn torrent . . . tender violet, blush rose, and green yellow" comes this bodice-ripping vision of a pork store:
"There was a wealth of rich, luscious, melting things. Down below, jars of preserved sausage-meat were interspersed with pots of mustard. Above these, small plump, boned hams, golden with their dressings of toasted bread crumbs and adorned at the knuckles with green rosettes. Next came larger dishes, some containing preserved Strasbourg tongues, enclosed in bladders colored a bright red and varnished so that they looked quite sanguineous beside the pale sausages . . . [T]here were black puddings coiled like harmless snakes, healthy looking chitterlings piled up two by two, meat, minced and sliced, slumbered beneath lakes of melting fat . . . [F]rom a bar overhead strings of sausages and saveloys of various sizes hung down symmetrically like cords and tassels, while in the rear fragments of intestinal membranes showed like lacework, like some guipure of flesh." While Zola's prose might well inspire tumescence, I doubt that its effect on reader behavior differed much from a return visit to a favored passage in "The Story of 'O.' " It's as hard to imagine that readers of the former rushed out and began assembling the ingredients to make boudin noir or tongue en gelee as it is to imagine readers of the latter went to purchase a corset or a riding crop. In both cases, it is the voyeuristic aspect that appeals, not the prospect of real blood and meat, nor real tangles of sweaty limbs.         


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ANTHONY BOURDAIN Parts Unknown CNN






Premiere Episode of New One-Hour Weekend Series Explores Food and Culture of Myanmar
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, hosted by the world-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning television personality, premieres on Sunday, April 14, at 9pm, ET.
The one-hour weekend lifestyle series follows Bourdain as he travels the across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals. Known for his curiosity, candor, and acerbic wit, Bourdain takes viewers off the beaten path of tourist destinations – including some war-torn parts of the world – and meets with a variety of local citizens to offer a window into their lifestyles, and occasionally communes with an internationally lauded chef on his journeys.
The premiere episode of the Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown offers an inside look at Myanmar. In his maiden voyage to the country formerly known as Burma,Bourdain and his crew discover the fabled beauty and local cuisines of a country that had been, up until recently, off-limits to outsiders.  Future episodes include tours of Libya, Colombia, the Quebecois side of Canada, Koreatown in Los Angeles, Tangier, Peru and the Congo.
Following original episodes of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown on Sunday nights at 9pm, encores will air on Friday nights at 11pm, Saturday nights at 9pm, and Sunday nights at 8pm. (all times Eastern)
In addition to his work on Parts Unknown, Bourdain will be traveling the United States in the spring to bring his “Guts & Glory” tour to live audiences beginning April 12 in San Francisco through May 13 in Washington D.C.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with Executive Producers and Founders Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, along with Executive Producer Sandra Zweig. The Emmy award winning Zero Point Zero Production has produced programs with Anthony Bourdain for more than a decade, including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Layover, A Cooks Tour, and Decoding Ferran Adria.
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.


Viewers can find updates, behind-the-scenes photos, and exclusive content fromAnthony Bourdain Parts Unknown by following the show’s Twitter account@partsunknownCNN, and accessing the CNN Parts Unknown Facebook page. During each show, viewers are invited to go to the live blog atCNN.com/partsunknown and join in the conversation using the #PartsUnknown hashtag on Twitter.


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