As I've mentioned (at length), I'm kind of anti-Bourdain these days, since his handling of his visit to Baltimore has colored the way I view all of his shows. With that in mind, it's no surprise that I didn't like the way he handled the blogging segment of this week's show on "obsession."
Bourdain interviewed the three guys involved in the eGullet drama, mocking them in the narration for - gasp - taking pictures of their food. "It's just food," he said, over and over again.
Which I might buy if he didn't host a show that's all about how food relates to culture. And if he didn't talk - during the very same conversations - about how food can evoke memory.
Just food, Bourdain? I don't think so. And neither do you.