Everybody’s Favorite Crank

Lunch confidential with Anthony Bourdain ( San Jose Mercury News).

Highlights include:

On Rachael Ray…

“I find her relentless good cheer terrifying and distrust anyone who could stand in front of a camera and eat mediocre food and say it’s good.”

On foie gras…

“I see the future, and it doesn’t include foie gras. They shrewdly picked the right issue with a small constituency in America. I’m unhappy about it, I’m angry about it. The thought that someone could be worried about that or about lobsters in tanks when you see what’s going on in Darfu… I’d like to see the courage of their convictions. I’d like to see them go into the inner city of Oakland or Mexico or Brazil and stop a dog fight.”

On vegetarians…

“Joyless, angry, frightened, anti-human, and just plain rude. How can you travel and be a vegetarian? I don’t like my grandma’s cooking, but at least I try it.”