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 (as well as on his own excellent blog), Kris Ray, a scholar of the culinary world, a voice and intelligence I admire ENORMOUSLY, and former colleague of del Grosso at the CIA, takes on the Food Network, American culture and The Meaning of Bourdain.  (I hope this doesn’t emasculate the poor guy, people writing scholarly papers on him—will we soon see Tony strolling through Washington Square Park wearing a smock and leg-warmers, fitting a Lark into a cork-tipped holder?)