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Anthony Bourdain’s newest book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook officially launches tomorrow. However, a couple weeks ago, Grub Street published an excerpt from the book that had a less-than-accurate account of what got me banned from the Momofuku restaurants. At least, what the proximate cause was; I’m not too dense to see that it was really my “boundary issues” that caused the trouble to begin with. Still, it’s worth clearing up.
RESPONSES TO “WHAT GOT ME BANNED FROM MOMOFUKU” :
Trying to please everyone and being liked is highly overrated. Its not like u were told a secret to keep in confidence. Then i would call you an ass. Investigating and writing about what you find is always fair game. I may or may not be banned from alinea for telling achatz to shut up(oh and i absolutely idolize his cuisine). Havent tried to make reservations yet, so i’m not sure.lol. But hte difference is i’m not in the public eye, you are, so it makes it bigger than it needs to be. Also, i LOVE bourdain, but i hate it when he starts whoring and name dropping for his books. but i guess i love him cuz he is a whore. oh well.
Good for you Josh. You’ve always impressed me as tough, take-no-bullshit kind of guy, but I never imagined you to be such a street fighter. Such sharp elbows. Ouch.
Illegitimate non carborundum.