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I'm not going to pretend that I'm a fan of Anthony Bourdain. This is a man who has labeled all vegans as "rude" (ironic, considering he's easily one of the rudest people on television) and calls them the "Hezbollah-like splinter-faction" … Read More

By / December 14, 2007

I'm not going to pretend that I'm a fan of Anthony Bourdain. This is a man who has labeled all vegans as "rude" (ironic, considering he's easily one of the rudest people on television) and calls them the "Hezbollah-like splinter-faction" of vegetarians. This is a man who has said that "the sooner we asphyxiate in our own filth, the better." This is a man whose appetite is whetted by watching a live cobra have its still-beating heart ripped out, then served to him in a dish. Clearly, Bourdain and I have very different world-views and principles. Perhaps the one thing he and I agree on is that Rachel Ray is really, really insufferable.

Though I often can't stomach his Travel Channel show, No Reservations, thanks to his caustic and surly hosting (and penchant for the cruel), clearly I'm in the minority. People seem to love (maybe it's love/hate?) the guy, so much so that Food Network, home of his first television series, A Cook's Tour, has announced that they'll be reprising the series with a marathon on Christmas.

The series, featuring outspoken chef Anthony Bourdain, returns to Food Network with a Christmas Day Marathon, airing four back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, December 25th from 9-11pm ET/PT. The series will then join the primetime lineup in its new timeslot on Tuesday, January 8th at 10:30pm ET/PT.

The Christmas Day marathon includes:

9:00pm "So Much Vodka So Little Time" — Russia 9:30pm "Dining with Geishas" — Japan 10:00pm "How to Be a Carioca" — Brazil 10:30pm "Stuffed like a Pig" — France

So, there you go: order in some Kung Pao and Moo Shu and celebrate the winter solstice with Bourdain.

 

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