10/29/2012 05:30:00 PM

Quote of the Day: Writer Disses Anthony Bourdain

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"There is undeniable power to Bourdain’s vulgarity, but a lot of it reads as entitled immaturity. Suggesting that aggression is the only appropriate existential response to the demands of restaurant cooking - that hardened hands and focus are best matched with hardness throughout one’s life - he simulates teaching sophistication, then teaches solipsism. What it shows, mostly, is a lack of self-respect."

-Author and former Chez Panisse cook Tamar Adler criticized Anthony Bourdain in a recent New Yorker write-up. [New Yorker via HP]


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