Bourdain Deconstructed!

What does it mean that Anthony Bourdain, Mr. Bobbleheaded Badboy, scourge of the Food Network, defender of the depraved, the debauched, the foul and the filthy, is now fodder for Academia?  As Bob del Grosso writes in the following post, generously offered here...

Notes from kitchens

Restaurant Failure MythA businessweek article by Kerry Miller debunks the “9 out of 10 new restaurants fail” myth.  The real figure is about 60%, the article says, consistent with the failure rate of new businesses generally.  Article blames banks for...

THE FABULOUS FOOD NETWORK AWARDS!!

by Bourdain It is a measure of how seriously crack-brained, rapacious and evil the Deep Thinkers at Food Network must be that I find myself–yet again–in deep sympathy with their stable of stars. Last night, during the breathtakingly awful, interminable...