Anthony Bourdain

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    February 4, 2014

    Beloved Unites Food Love and Fashion with Pizza Pajamas and Waffle Sweatshirts

    Imagine the scene: You're sitting on your couch alone on Friday night catching up on the most recent season of The Taste. Anthony Bourdain is describing fried chicken for the millionth time and you're lounging on a pizza-shaped pillow and wearing leggings covered in French fries with a waffle-print ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    It's Fall: Pass the Cassoulet

    Welcome to "Schaefer," in which Eric Schaefer -- a local guy with a big (but discerning) appetite and a sense of humor to match -- takes on the Phoenix food scene. Cooler weather is upon us! October is the month during which I check the five different weather apps on my phone, hoping that one of ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    5 Things to Eat and Drink in Rome and Florence

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what -- where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town.  For most people travel means sightseeing and shopping-- but ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    The Larvae and the Cricket in Mexican Food: Biting Into Tradition

    It takes a special kind of person to respond with bright enthusiasm at a request for an order of gusanos de maguey, but, hell, he may have thought it takes a crazy sort of person to make such a request so far away from southern Mexico. But perhaps years of Anthony Bourdain/Bear Grylls all-day beer-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Vancouver Strip Club Proves Boob Lovers Are Also Down With Locally Sourced Meat

    And with locally made sausage. At least that's what seems to be the case at No. 5 Orange, a Vancouver all-nude strip club where a well-known local chef's new menu has doubled food sales in just a few months. See also: - Vegan Strip Club (NSFW Obviously) - 10 Favorite Strip Clubs in Metro Phoeni ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    $200,000 of BP Oil Spill Recovery Funds Will Pay for Top Chef to Come to New Orleans

    Remember when BP dumped a crapload of oil into the Gulf? Well in a giant statement of "sorry 'bout it," they created a sizeable fund to help boost tourism in the state of Louisiana over 18 months. And if you're curious where all that money went at least part of the answer is to Bravo's hit TV show T ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    A Peek Into The Momofuku Kitchen Laboratory

    Reuter's has an interesting video that gives viewers a look into the world of Momofuku's kitchen test lab, where chefs and microbiologists team up to create novel tastes and textures using humble common bacteria in interesting ways. Momofuku's chef David Chang is pretty adamant about his desire to u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Famous Chefs Stand With Teenager Over Calls for Gender Neutral Easy-Bake Oven

    Manuel Trevino from "Top Chef" is just one of the many chefs who stepped forward in this video address to show their support for one teenager's petition to get Hasbro to market their Easy-Bake Oven in a gender neutral manner. See Also: --Powdered Food DIY Kits From Japan Are Kinda Creepy but Also ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Break Open the Piggybank: Posh and Davanti Enoteca Are Holding Wine-Paired Truffle Dinners. Ooh La La.

    19th Century French gastronome Brillat-Savarin called the truffle "the diamond of the kitchen," an apt description of a seasonal delicacy so rare and hard to find that even an ounce of it costs hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars. Truffles (knobby-looking subterranean mushrooms with the mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Has Some Corrections For The Reissue of Kitchen Confidential

    Ahead of the reissue of Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, publisher Ecco has released a series of videos of Bourdain describing what a difference a decade makes. See Also: --Watch This: David Chang and Anthony Bourdain's New Show 'Mind of A Chef' --Chef Josh Hebert Dishes on Eric Ripert, Anthony Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Watch This: David Chang and Anthony Bourdain's New Show 'Mind of A Chef'

    Here is a reason to keep PBS on the air. Professional pithy sourpuss Anthony Bourdain is narrating a new show called "The Mind of A Chef." The first season, which premieres November 9, will center around Momofuku's David Chang. See Also: --Lucky Peach Looks Good Enough to Eat: See What's Inside Iss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    14: Josh Hebert

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    16: Bernie Kantak

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    26: Korina Adkins

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Bernie Kantak Explains What's Good about Food Network and How Josh Hebert Inadvertently Changed His Life

    See also: Lifting the Wine-List Veil at Citizen Public House This is part two of my interview with Bernie Kantak, chef and co-owner of Citizen Public House. If you missed part one, read it here. The great thing about being a chef is: I get to throw a party every night! The tough thing about bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    James Porter Explains Why Deadliest Catch Is Better Than Anything on Food Network and Names One Local Chef He Could Happily Spend a Week With

    See also: James Porter, Eddie Matney and Others Team Up with Local Brewery to Make Their Own Beer This is part two of my interview with James Porter, chef-owner of Petite Maison. If you missed part one of the interview, read it here. Favorite food smell: Saffron and white wine. If your cooking we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Bourdain's Favorite "Satanic, Delicious Hell Broth" -- The Negroni

    This time of year is perfect to pull out the big guns for refreshing cocktails. You can keep your frozen Daiquiris and Margaritas, I'm reaching for Negronis right now. You might remember a few months ago when we discussed the classic Americano. Think of the Negroni as the advanced version of the Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    71: Susie Timm

    A recovered banker, Susie Timm of Girl Meets Fork Marketing & Media has found her true life's passion promoting and marketing local restaurants, gourmet food products, and food events. Timm blogs about restaurant openings on her website and co-hosts several signature food events each year including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    95: Eric Schaefer

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Round Two with Lori Hashimoto of Hana Japanese Eatery

    Lori Hashimoto Hana Japanese Eatery 5524 N. Seventh Avenue 602-973-1238 This is part two of my interview with Lori Hashimoto, co-owner and sushi chef at Hana Japanese Eatery. In case you missed it, part one ran yesterday. Favorite Metro Phoenix restaurants other than yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Laurie Notaro's Eight Food(ie) Terms Past Their Expiration Dates

    ​Some people, such as readers of Eatocracy, followers of multiple food blogs, and Food Network devotees, consider themselves as inductees in a special club of "culinary provocateurs" who rise far above the standard chewers of mealtime. So much to the point that as any exclusive rank, they've inven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Is the Foie Gras Controversy Justified?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here.Anthony Bourdain supports it, Wolfgang Puck's aga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Alice Cooper, Balam Acab, Savant, and More in This Week's Issue

    ​Alice Cooper is a lot of things: Shock rock pioneer, radio personality, golfer, restauranteur, and advocate for at risk youth. This weekend's 11th annual Welcome 2 My Christmas Pudding event is yet another instance of Alice Cooper atoning for his dark, dark past (you know, like the chicken t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Five Most Disgusting Foods in the World

    ​From bugs to dirt to rotten animal parts, there sure are plenty of disgusting things to eat out there. You may think you've seen it all but we've complied a list of what we believe to be the five most disgusting, truly gut-wrenching, make-you-throw-up-in-your-mouth-a-little foods from all over th ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    The Five Dirtiest Food Terms

    TetsumoThere have to be easier ways to eat fruit. ​Today, the worlds of cooking and sex have never been more intertwined. With raunchy, fouled mouthed food celebs  like Anthony Bourdain constantly in the public eye, and delicious food porn all the rage, we live in an age open to oral stimulat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Top Chef All-Stars Season Finale: Finally, What We All Knew Would Happen Did

    ​We made it, yo! After what has seemed like an eternity in the Bahamas (BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!), we're finally down to crowning a Top Chef, and Bravo is all business right out of the gate -- straighten that tie, Bravo! Padma and Tom tell the chefs there will not be a Quickfire and tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations Season Premeire: Haiti

    ​​Anthony Bourdain is back! And he is looking a little grayer, and his pancita has expanded a bit as well, despite an attempt to cover it with those flowy shirts. Season 7 of No Reservations opens with Bourdain in Haiti. Haiti? What? Not the first place you think of these days as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Emilio Morales of Sunshine Moon Peking Pub, Part Two

    Keyon Fareghi​Yesterday we chatted with Emilio Morales of Sunshine Moon Peking Pub about what has brought him to this point in his life. Today our conversation continues as we discuss his plans for the future, Korean food and Anthony Bourdain. Morales comes from quite a large family, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Top Chef All-Stars Season 8, Episode 7 Recap: Restaurant Wars, Restaurant Bores.

    "My arm tats rock."​Ugh. It's "Restaurant Wars," yo, the most overhyped episode of the Top Chef season. It's all about seeing which team can come up with the worst-ever name for a restaurant, argue over which font to use for the menus, and see who can yell the most at their servers. Shhh...d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Top Chef All-Stars Season 8, Episode 3 Recap: Missing Cash Cab Tie-In

    How may we worship you, David Chang?​ David frickin' Chang? Chang the Man? Chang Minus Eng? Chingy-Chingy Chang-Chang? Dudes at Top Chef All-Stars on Bravo are clearly not messin' around, yo. As the chefs walk into the kitchen and see bad-ass David Chang, you can almost hear the sound of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Top Chef All-Stars Season 8, Episode 2 Recap: Fight at the Museum

    She did not just say that! This season, Top Chef All-Stars ain't playin', yo, and it's only episode two. Shocks plus surprises equal quickly vanishing memories of the Top Chef D.C. snoozefest. Thank you, Bravo. Let's get started. Just when things are already awesome 'cause we're starting out in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Top Chef All Stars Season 8, Episode 1 Recap (Season Premiere): It Shoulda Been Me!

    We came so close!​Unpack those friggin' knives, yo! The so-close finalists from the past seven seasons of Top Chef ain't playin' this time around, as they compete to win the grand prize of $200,000 on Top Chef All Stars. Redemption? Saving face? Insults? How can this not be good TV? The premie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Five Figments of Phoenician Food Porn

    Yes. YES!​In his latest book, Medium Raw, Chef turned Food Writer turned Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain posits the following: "Who doesn't like a good wank now and then?" Bourdain is talking about food porn; written chronicles of culinary exploits that make you feel glad to be alive and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Alice Cooper'stown Nabs Top Celeb Restaurant Honors, Appears on Man v. Food

    ​It's nice to see Arizona in the news for good reasons these days. Alice Cooper'stown, the downtown rock n' roll restaurant slash sports bar owned by legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper, has been named one of the Top 10 Celebrity-Owned restaurants by Cooper'sto ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    March 15, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain's Spring Break Plans, Food Wars Flops, and This Week's Must-See Shows, in "TV Dinner"

    OMG! Spring breaaaaaaaaak! Quick, pull out anything Abercrombie, Hollister, or Forever 21 and get your ass down to Dos Gringos Tempe Trailer Park for Jägerbombs, now. And don't worry about Anthony Bourdain. He'll just be in China for the fourth time, eating, suffering through cold temperatures, eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Women Call Bullshit on Dodge's "Man's Last Stand" Commercial, and Falling in Love with Marcela Valladolid, in "TV Dinner"

    Looking for the latest in tasty television? Need to know the need-to-watch episodes of your favorite foodie shows? Chow Bella is here to help with reviews of the delectable and dreadful along with a handy, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing. Wow, men sure have it tough with us masculinity- ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    September 24, 2009

    House at the End of the World

    Japanese DJ/producer has been everywhere – but here

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    March 24, 2009

    Waiter Confidential: Tableside Narcissism

    For the movie version of my professional life, I'm tossing around ideas on whom I'd like to see in the starring role. Given the magnetic machismo he and I share, De Niro might seem an obvious choice. Still, juxtaposing my polished, fine dining persona with Robert's renowned, raw pugnacity could cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Watch No Reservations at Hollywood Alley

    Here's something unusual that caught my eye: TV night at a local hangout. A couple weeks ago, Hollywood Alley started hosting No Reservations night on Mondays, and it's exactly what it sounds like, three back-to-back episodes of Anthony Bourdain's awesome eat-drink-travel show. That means you can h ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008

    No Reservations does a drive-by

    By Michele Laudig Huh. So Tony Bourdain finally comes to Phoenix, and the only thing that merits attention to this city -- or hell, this state -- is a two-foot chili dog from Cooperstown? I still don't know if the brief AZ segment pissed me off, made me sad, or simply bored me to tears. No offen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    Laudig back in action!

    By Michele Laudig Konnichiwa, Phoenix! Ohisashiburi! (It's been a long time!) I'm writing to you through the haze of jetlag after spending the last couple of weeks in Tokyo -- just got home about 24 hours ago, and I'm trying to convince my body that it's Thursday afternoon instead of Friday mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    I heart Iron Chef

    Food Network Chef Morimoto rocks it in the Kitchen Stadium Ooh, did you catch that episode of Iron Chef America with Masaharu Morimoto versus Homaru Cantu? I finally watched it last night after having in my DVR list for a few days. (I got a little behind last week, and was more preoccupied wi ... More >>

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    October 12, 2006

    Gomo Often

    It's the bomb, in a good way

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    May 25, 2006

    No Reservations

    Change is on the menu for Pretty Girls Make Graves

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    September 18, 2003


    Changing Hands Bookstore

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    May 29, 2003

    Scenic and Heard

    Band supplies soundtrack for SMoCA

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