“I am such a slut for blood sausage.” -Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain came to me at a time when I wasn’t looking for something new to watch or read. It was in one of those random nights where it’s early, I’m bored, and there’s absolutely nothing online or on TV. So I rummaged around my little sister’s external drive looking for something to consume my night. I stumbled upon her series folder and found Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Bourdain. Bourdain. All I’ve ever heard from the two women who manage this blog is Bourdain this and Bourdain that. You should read his this and watch his that. I took it as a sign and decided to give it a shot. That night, I slept at 5 am. I saw 8 straight episodes and raided our fridge in search of some small compensation for the food orgy I had witnessed. (Ma, if you’re reading this, this was 3 months ago before I swore never to binge in the middle of the night.)

Like the obsessive person that I am, I soon started to research his work… and I really liked his writing. I’m currently in the middle of his book, Kitchen Confidential. He talked about food and cooking in a way that didn’t discriminate against non-foodies and still found a way to resonate with the most hardcore of hardcore foodies. His simple but descriptive style made the food jump out in a way that didn’t have you reaching for a food dictionary, but still stirred a curiosity for new and unknown food. I’ve stopped watching his shows at night because I’ve discovered that it’s bad for my health to binge eat in the middle of the night. But Bourdain’s lessons stuck with me like a good plat du jour. Bourdain doesn’t just suck the marrow out of life, he marinates it in duck fat, mixes it with oysters and garnishes it with Foie Gras.

This was a post by a good friend, who chooses to remain anonymous.

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“I am such a slut for blood sausage.” -Anthony Bourdain

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